“I would say, “Honey, that was the best thing that ever happened to me!” Funk said in the video as she hugged Bezos.
“They told me that I had done better and completed the work faster than any of the guys,” Funk says, adding, “So I got ahold of NASA, four times. I said I want to become an astronaut, but nobody would take me. I didn’t think that I would ever get to go up.”
Funk said people told her “Wally, you’re a girl, you can’t do that.”
“I said guess what, doesn’t matter what you are, you can still do it if you want to do it.”
An unnamed winner of the online auction will be accompanying Bezos and Funk as they undertake their journey into space in the New Shepard. The spacecraft has taken several uncrewed test runs earlier.
Blue Origin’s latest voyage into space comes as it faces stiff competition from Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Virgin Galactic’s founder British billionaire Richard Branson.
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