- Wally Funk is one of three other voyagers joining Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin’s suborbital space flight on Tuesday.
- She was part of a group of female aviators understood as Mercury 13 who trained for space in the 1960s.
- The 82-year-old will break John Glenn’s record for being the oldest astronaut.
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When Wally Funk joins Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin’s exodus to the edge of space Tuesday, she will become the oldest-ever US astronaut, edging out John Glenn. Here’s a look at the career of the 82-year-old aviator.