Meet the world’s oldest astronaut

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Wally Funk has become the world’s oldest astronaut at 82 years old.

Funk was part of Jeff Bezos’ flight that went into space early last week.

Upon landing back on Earth Funk declared “I want to go again – fast’,

Funk has been training to be an astronaut for some time. Sixty years ago she aced her astronaut tests when she was the youngest of the “Mercury 13” group. this was a group of 13 American women who were trained as astronauts in the early 1960s. However, they were stopped from flying because they were woman.

Last week she achieved her dream on board Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.  “I’ve been waiting a long time to finally get up there,” an elated Funk said after the mission. 

Funk flew to space with the Bezos brothers and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen from the Netherlands. 

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