Wally Funk will fly to space on New Shepard’s first human flight

Fulfilling a lifelong mission to become an astronaut, Wally Funk will fly to space on New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20 as an honored guest. She will join Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, and the auction winner on the flight. 

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100+ komentarze:

Nagarjun Kashyap
Nagarjun Kashyap:
Look at her joy! She truly deserves this!
Chris T
Chris T:
So happy to hear that Wally is finally getting her chance to fly to space. After so many tries and being so close at least 2 times, she definitely deserves it.
Fantastic choice. At 82, she will become the oldest person in space ever!
This actually made me cry, I'm so happy for her, God speed Wally fly safe 🚀🚀🚀
I'm one of her 3,000 students! Wally is by far the most amazing person I've ever had a chance to fly with!!!! Way to go Jeff!!!! Thanks for making my great friend so happy!!!!!
Matt O
Matt O:
OK, credit where it's due: You made a good coice there Jeff.
IvorMektin PoxTheMonke
IvorMektin PoxTheMonke:
I'm going to smile all day because of her!
Clever Girl
Clever Girl:
ok, usually not a fan of Bezos, but this was a nice considered choice.
An absolutely excellent choice! Can't think of anyone who deserves it more. Well done!
Wally is amazing. I'm so happy she's going to get to go to space!
Justin Schiavo
Justin Schiavo:
This is so awesome. The Mercury 13 were amazing, and so happy to see one of them going to space!
Emma Burgess
Emma Burgess:
That’s amazing, great choice. So happy for her!!
Melinda Nicole
Melinda Nicole:
I have goosebumps watching this! That is so exciting and amazing, she definitely deserves it!
Ryan Schwinghammer
Ryan Schwinghammer:
She’s so excited. I’m happy for her.
I met Wally when I was in college flying for NIFA. She hasn’t changed.
Feel Good
Feel Good:
That pretty bird deserves to fly in Space! Thank you, Jeff, for choosing her!!!
This put tears in my eyes! How incredible to see this woman finally realize her dream and at that age. She should be an inspiration for all of us.
Chris Bowers
Chris Bowers:
Ok, it's this month finally, less than three weeks. The wait is almost over!
Feel happy for her, she was so excited and full of energy. Such an inspiration
Louise P
Louise P:
What a wonderful gesture Jeff very well done 👌so excited to see you both in space - good luck and I hope the landing in smooth.
That’s some amazing PR. It’s also just an amazing thing to do.
mb houtex
mb houtex:
The look on her face as she hears the news from Jeff... Perfect. Good job. She needs to go. Go Wally! Go BO!
I'm so excited for you Wally! This is so amazing. Sending prayers for a safe trip and we will see y'all when you get back home! #LoveHealsAll #Respect #Family #NASA
Fred Quijada
Fred Quijada:
Godspeed and God bless Wally! Can’t wait to see you fulfill that beautiful dream! We’ll all be in that cockpit with you!
drbob s82
drbob s82:
Woo woo woo woo! Awesome! Wally absolutely deserves this opportunity and there couldn’t have been a better choice. Watching this made me cry. So happy for her- long time coming!
John Maun
John Maun:
Awesome, good for you Wally and good on Bezos for picking her.
Brian Boyd
Brian Boyd:
Glad to see her flying!
When Funk is not your middle name but your actual family name, you know you're the coolest cat out there.

Funk is going to space.
Awesome Wally. From one Wally to another, you go girl.
Thanos Panda
Thanos Panda:
Ill give credit. Mr who did good on this choice.
Amazing woman, amazing gift!
Leo Yambao
Leo Yambao:
She’s so happy

Good job jeff
I'm glad to hear that their trip to space was indeed a resounding success.
Kudos, Blue Origin.
Candy Gleason
Candy Gleason:
As an Alum of Stephens College I am thrilled that Wally finally gets to live her dream! And at 82!!! Fabulous!
Caley Hand
Caley Hand:
Way to go young lady. You're an inspiration to all of us who dreamt of being astronauts, but apparently didn't have the right stuff. You definitely have the right stuff.
Freiherr von Braun
Freiherr von Braun :
Her enthusiasm is infectious!
Chris Mehling
Chris Mehling:
Fantastic choice. She deserves this. 
Now I'll watch.
Joaco Gonzalez
Joaco Gonzalez:
For this time, you have my respect Jeff
Flash Eddy
Flash Eddy:
Wally Funk is someone special, congratulations. - UK
Megtooth Sith Sabers
Megtooth Sith Sabers:
This is an awesome pick! Go Wally! Im excited for 7/20.
She’s so happy , lots of love to all astronauts ♥️
Hugo Ramon Mayorga Barria
Hugo Ramon Mayorga Barria:
0:43 respect to the editor!
This woman is amazing.
Al A.
Al A.:
I am so glad that Mr Bezos invited her to fly. She appears to be such a special person who has touched so many lives in her life time. What great energy she has!
82 and this much energy! Bless her heart.
Arnaud MEURET:
This is the greatest PR stunt that the space race has ever created ! 🥰
Митя А
Митя А:
You are great fellows for giving the opportunity to fulfill the dream of someone who wanted 60 years. I adore you ❤
This lady is awesome.
Andy Wise
Andy Wise:
So happy for her! Safe travels!!!
Arthur Ribas
Arthur Ribas:
she is an absolute legend, it was a good choice
john silver
john silver:
Well deserved for Wally, happy for her.
Carl Philip
Carl Philip:
shees such a heartwarming person
Ansar Nevrekar
Ansar Nevrekar:
The joy on her face makes me feel happy
Well deserved <3
I was just reading about Wally the other day.... what a fabulous choice.
Zimkhitha Mdekazi
Zimkhitha Mdekazi:
Don’t listen to the doubters Blue you are a great company
And I like the new Shepherd is designed
Getting ability to know how to build launch land refurbish and also getting
Human spaceflight knowledge is amazing
Code Name
Code Name:
Wally us waited 61 years for those four minutes to become a reality. It’s about time! Hell yeah Wally!
용감한투자 • Boldbets
용감한투자 • Boldbets:
she is really passionate.
Good choice, she deserves this flight, good luck👍
Benjamin St. John
Benjamin St. John:
Jeff you absolutely nailed this one.
Barbara Davis
Barbara Davis:
Wally is such a sweetheart & such an accomplished pilot. She deserves this! Have a wonderful time, "girl"!
She's an astronaut now 💜
Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell:
She's awesome and it sucks that she's had to wait five decades longer than she should have. Good on Blue Origin for giving her the ride she deserves.
M Meiselph
M Meiselph:
Literally the only interesting thing about this flight at this point. Well done with this choice, she deserves it.
Wasatch Wind
Wasatch Wind:
I was a bit annoyed when I heard someone had bid so much for this seat. However, I think this is one of the best people it could've gone to.

edit: she's not the person who won the bid - but I'm still super happy she's flying on this. Now we just need to get her on Dragon!
Gustavo Figueiredo
Gustavo Figueiredo:
This Is Gold! ❤️
Lord Headcheez
Lord Headcheez:
I have a lot of problems with Bezos, but god damn, I'm so excited for her! Credit where it's due, Bezos did a great thing here!
Claudio T. Crameri
Claudio T. Crameri:
WOW great choice Mr. Bezos !!! Godspeed New Shepherd !!!
❤, good move Jeff 🙂
Omg, what an amazing woman.
Ian Berg
Ian Berg:
Richard Branson's high altitude flight on July 11 will be remembered as just a footnote to this one on July 20 just like your infographic said: Branson rode an airplane rather than a rocket and did not cross the Karman line of 100 km in altitude. And, with Wally Funk, you've got a 1960s space pioneer onboard too!
dennis Greevink
dennis Greevink:
great woman, she deserves it!!!
She has been WAY OVERDUE for this, kudos to Jeff for letting her join him, no way she could ever be charged, she is a national treasure
Justin Brown
Justin Brown:
Oh I would love Wally to go to the iss on the spacex. She's a legend, makes me so cross that she was denied her shot when she was in her prime.
That was really nice of Jeff to do.
lal lel
lal lel:
What a wonderfull woman. True inspiration
There is one more great idea from Bezos. She deserves for sure!
Alpha Ωmega Man
Alpha Ωmega Man:
Good for Her!🚀🥰👍
Thomas Roberts
Thomas Roberts:
Great choice!
franck jacques
franck jacques:
That is gonna be her best ride ever !
sunny ch
sunny ch:
He is proving what success is.He worked so hard for Amazon and now for blue origin it explains that we can reach many goals through hard work.
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tokyocabin lyrics 作詞チャンネル:
Congratulations Wally, You made it at last! I am Trailblazer named by you in 2006. Love from Tokyo.
Serkan Mehmet Kaanbey
Serkan Mehmet Kaanbey:
Kudos to her!
Wojtek Sykurski
Wojtek Sykurski:
Damn, it is hard to not like Wally :D
Good choice Jeff!
Keith Kelso
Keith Kelso:
I'm not excited to see Jeff and Mark go to space. I'm not excited to see some billionaire who won an auction go to space. But I am excited to see this lady go to space!
Antonio Bryon
Antonio Bryon:
I hope Ed Dwight jr, has the fifth seat in new Shepard
Great choice. Love the calendar on her wall.
Mr. Bezos I have always wanted to ride on a spacecraft for a long time now and watching this video thinks I will get to ride on one soon. Maybe this month.
Gyo Lopez
Gyo Lopez:
I don't mind working my whole life and saving as much money as I can until it comes to this, then I will die very happy knowing that my eyes witnessed the birth of a new alien human species. 😍😍😍 thanks Bezos.
Multicellular Organism
Multicellular Organism:
you know jeff looked significantly more human in this one
Amber L. Brewer
Amber L. Brewer:
So excited for you! That spirit is what gives hope to others! Three days left! God Bless!!....from Gillette, Wyoming!
SHE deserves it!
All Good
All Good:
Well done.👍
tab use
tab use:
The future is... Dream chaser !!!
the little son of Space Shuttle.
She is not 82. She is 30. What an inspiration!
Rick Baran
Rick Baran:
Great Choice Jeff! 😊👍
Smita prajna prusty
Smita prajna prusty:
Crazy energy and positivity ....zero fear .
Vitória Nunes
Vitória Nunes:
Amazing lady!
I.C.E.D., LLC :
Wally I love you & I’m so freaking happy for you!! 😄❤️❤️‼️‼️🙏🏽🙏🏽 #dreamcometrue!! #mercury13!! #YOUDESERVEIT!!
Aurovrata Venet
Aurovrata Venet:
God's speed Sally! Great choice Jeff!