Science : Wally Funk waited 60 years to reach space

Wally Funk waited 60 years to reach space

She was part of the Mercury 13 program in the early 60s that subjected women to the same physically demanding tests that the original Mercury 7 astronauts had to complete, to see how well women might fare. NASA did not recognize the study and the program ended with none the participants ever making it to space. Two days ago, one finally did. Wally Funk, one of only two still surviving members of the Mercury 13, was aboard Jeff Bezos's New Shepard rocket and finally got to realize her 60 year long dream. At 82 years of age she is now the oldest person to ever reach space.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Funk

Re: Wally Funk waited 60 years to reach space

Not gonna lie, that's pretty cool

Still doesn't bring back the IMDb boards or anything so Jeff can still go and **** himself but I'm glad that Wally got to go to low orbit.

Ding Dong! 🤡🌎

Amen to Fuck Jeff!

Fuck Jeff, and good for Wally!



😺 Schrodinger's Cat walks into a bar, and doesn't. 🤨 Let's go, Brandon! 🤨 Try that in a small town.

Amen to Fuck Jeff!

Re: Wally Funk waited 60 years to reach space

It was smart PR on Bezos's part, but she was disappointed they didn't have a good view of the Earth. He may have to send her back up again.

Re: Wally Funk waited 60 years to reach space

Quite a name

I am, for lack of a better word, Vlad
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