NASA broke the dream 60 years ago, now at the age of 82, Jeff Bezos will travel to space

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Washington
In the year 1961, the American space agency NASA prepared an astronaut program for which 13 women were selected and tested and also trained. Volley Funk was the youngest member of this Mercury 13 program. If this program was cancelled, Funk could hardly have imagined that she would record a bigger record than that. Finally, after 60 years, Funk is going to go to space and with this she will be the oldest person to achieve this feat.

Flight will go on July 20
Amazon owner Jeff Bezos has announced that Funk will accompany him on Blue Origin’s first spaceflight carrying humans. Bezos’s brother Mark and another person, whose name has not yet been disclosed, have been included on this flight, which is scheduled for July 20. This flight will take place in 1969, the anniversary of the landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s Apollo 11 mission.

can go ahead
Funk has always been respected in the field of aviation. She was the first female inspector of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the first female air safety investigator on the National Transportation Safety Board. She has spent 19.6 thousand hours on the flight and has taught more than 3000 people to fly. In the video shared with Bezos, she says, ‘Whatever the FAA has, I have everyone’s license and I can run ahead of you.

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11 minute journey

Blue Origin’s New Shepherd spacecraft will fly for 11 minutes. They will be bundled into a dome-shaped capsule, which will be on top of the rocket booster. After reaching an imaginary limit 62 miles (100 kilometers) above Earth’s surface, the capsule will separate from the booster and re-enter the atmosphere. After this he will return to earth with the help of parachute.

[Attribution to NBT]

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