Well, this is cool!
82-year-old Wally Funk will be going to space!
The female aviator will join Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin flight into space on July 20.
Funk was one of the Mercury 13 women who did the same training as male aviators in the ’60s, but was never chosen to go to space.
“I got ahold of NASA four times. I said I want to become an astronaut, and they wouldn’t take me,” Funk explained in a social media post from Blue Origin. “I didn’t think that I would ever get to.”
Read her story HERE!
Would you want to go to space? Who would you take with you if you had the chance to go to space?