American Wally Funk will fly into space with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as guest of honor on the New Shepard spacecraft, the billionaire's company Blue Origin said.
The woman is already 82 years old. In 1961, she became the youngest graduate of the Woman in Space program, better known as Mercury 13. Within its framework, NASA selected 13 women who successfully passed the physiological and psychological screening tests that the astronauts of the Mercury project passed, according to the website of the Bezos corporation.
However, Funk never flew into space. She later became the first female aviation safety inspector at the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the first female investigator at the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB).
“It's time. Welcome to the team, Wally. We are delighted that you will fly with us on July 20 as our guest of honor, ”Bezos wrote on his Instagram.
As the website kp.ru wrote, in early June, the richest man in the world, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, will go into space with his brother on July 20. They will fly on Blue Origin's New Shepard.