Wally Funk becomes oldest human to fly to space
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Wally Funk becomes oldest human to fly to space

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Speaker 1: And now Wally last but not least Amelia Earhart. What a, what a lovely, uh, transition an aviation icon and now an aerospace, a space icon. What was it like? Woo. I can't tell you. I had such a good instructor. He toes us through everything that we were gonna do. So when I went up this morning, the noise wasn't quite as bad. And we went right on up and I saw darkness. I thought I was gonna see the world, but we were quite [00:00:30] high enough and I felt great. It, it, it, I felt like I was just laying down. I was just laying down and I was going into space. And I wanna thank you, sweetheart, because you made it possible. For me, I've been waiting a long time to finally get it up there. And I've done a lot of astronaut training through the world, Russia, America, and I could always beat the guys [00:01:00] on what they were doing because I was always stronger and I've always done everything on my own and I didn't do dolls. I did outside stuff and I, and I threw airplanes and I, 19,000 some hours, I loved it. And I loved being here with all of you and your family and the, the four of us. We had a great time. It was, it was wonderful. I wanna go again fast. Speaker 1: [00:01:30] And then when I got off the ship, they gave me the tail end of one of the balloons, and I'm gonna cherish that forever. Speaker 2: Uh, and by the way, we can confirm that Wally, once again, in training, outperform the men on the mission a hundred Speaker 1: Percent, I was going to say she beat all the, the three boys up to the top of the crew access are everybody saw that there's video footage. [00:02:00] We have indeed darling, you did you well. So Wally funk now, the world's, uh, old astronaut who have ever gone to space and perhaps the first founding member of our blue origin, uh, frequent flyer program, sounds like I's ready for it. When I do lectures or where I, I am around the world. And I says, I'm only 45. You're being [00:02:30] generous. I keep saying everybody every time somebody says, oh, she's 82. I think there's a typo. You're 28. Wally. We know this well. No. Well, thank you so much for, for giving us your impressions, but let's see.

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