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You Say You’re Too Old? Wally Funk Shows Us It’s Never Too Late

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On July 20, 2021, Wally Funk became the oldest person to fly to space – 60 years after being denied that right because she was a woman. Finally realizing her dream at age 82, she is proof that it is never too late. At a time when it was unheard of, Funk became the first female civilian flight instructor at a U.S. military base. Her goal was to become an astronaut, one of the first female astronauts. In 1961, she became the youngest Mercury 13 woman, undergoing testing that proved a woman could qualify for NASA’s corps of astronauts. All...

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