Wally QTD

July 19, 2021
"I'm going. That is my quest … I love flying, that's my job, that's what I love. And I'm not a quitter."

Ms. Wally Funk joined Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin’s first *crewed* flight to space on Tuesday. A pilot at age 17, Funk trained to become an astronaut as part of the *Mercury 13* – a group of women who completed rigorous requirements by NASA but never got the chance to travel to space. At the time, only military pilots became astronauts – and only men were allowed to become military pilots. At 82, she became the oldest person to fly to space.

Trailblazing aviator Wally Funk is heading to space at 82: “I’m going. That is my quest.”

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