Grapevine Parade for Astronaut Wally Funk This Saturday; Sonic, Weinberger’s Toast Her With Special Menu
Funk, a Grapevine woman who became the oldest person to travel to outer space on July 20 when she hopped aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket with four other people and blasted into space, will be honored with a parade in downtown Grapevine on Saturday.
On July 20, 2021, Wally Funk lived a dream that was more than six decades in the making.
A Virgin Galactic ticket holder who met Blue Origin passenger Wally Funk at parties said the 82-year-old had ‘the energy of 6,000 labradors’
Caroline Freeland, who is training for her spaceflight, said she met Funk at parties and talks.
Blue Origin’s takeoff was the culmination of Wally Funk’s professional dreams, some 60 years in the making.
There’s a good reason for all the fuss about Wally Funk this week.
Billionaire American businessman Jeff Bezos and his three crewmates are engaging in a crash course of training on Sunday in preparation for his company Blue Origin’s inaugural flight to the edge of space planned for Tuesday.
At the age of 82, Funk will be the oldest person to travel to space when she goes up on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket on Tuesday.
Funk said she feels ‘fabulous’ about finally getting the chance to fly into space 60 years after she was barred by NASA for being a woman.