She never went into space because she was a woman. Now the 82-year-old pilot has achieved her dream

American businessman Jeff Bezos will be on the first flight with the crew of his space company Blue Origin. He announced it on Instagram in early June.

In the New Shepard rocket, his brother and the winner of the ongoing auction will be with him. The flight leaving Texas is scheduled for July 20, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

In space, the grandmother

An 82-year-old pilot, Wally Funk will be with the wealthiest man on the planet, Jeff Bezos, in the upcoming flight into space. It was announced on Thursday by the Bezos Blue Origin Company.

Wally Funk wanted to become an astronaut a few decades ago and received the relevant training in the 1960s. But she never went into space because she was a woman. At that time, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) chose only men as astronauts.

The space will change you

“Seeing the Earth from space will change you, it will change your relationship with this planet. This is one Earth”, said Amazon’s founder in an Instagram video. As he also explained in it, he wants to fly because he wanted to ‘do it all his life’. “It’s an adventure. It’s a big deal for me”, he said. 

The auction for the New Shepard seat is over. The highest bid was worth $2.8 million. Almost 6 000 participants from 143 countries took part in the auction. The prize money is donated to the Club for the Future Foundation, founded by Blue Origin. Its mission is to inspire future generations to work in science and technology and to help shape the future of life in the universe.

The flight of the New Shepard spacecraft should only take about ten minutes. For approximately four minutes, the crew will spend more than 100 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. The flight will take off from the Texas desert, and the invaders will have the opportunity to feel weightless and observe the Earth’s curvature. The manned module will return to Earth and land with three large parachutes. 

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