Who is Wally Funk, the 82-year-old woman who just went to space?

At 82 years old, Wally Funk became the oldest person to fly to space on Tuesday.

Funk was one of four crew members to take a trip to space on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard vehicle . The flight marked Blue Origin’s first human flight to space, making way for civilians to travel to space.

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Funk was invited on the trip by Bezos.

Bezos said Funk was at the top of her class as part of the “Mercury 13 Woman in Space Program” in 1961. “Despite completing their training, the program was canceled, and none of the thirteen flew,” Bezos said.

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Funk said in the video she has 19,600 flying hours under her belt, has taught more than 3,000 people to fly and said that “everything the FAA has, I’ve got the license for.”

She was also the first female FAA inspector and the first female NTSB air safety investigator, according to a Blue Origin news release.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.