MEET THE HISTORY-MAKING CREW: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will be accompanied on the historic #BlueOrigin journey by his brother, Mark Bezos, as well as the oldest and youngest people ever to go to space, Wally Funk, 82 years old, and Oliver Daemon, 18. https://t.co/MjH9t42Sph pic.twitter.com/O0JIl79Ylj — ABC News (@ABC) July 20, 2021
Today, Mercury 13 member Wally Funk at 82, will become the oldest person to go to space.
The previous record holder was John Glenn, who testified against the Mercury 13, arguing that women were not fit for spaceflight.
pic.twitter.com/Jchso4y2Vo — Emily Calandrelli (@TheSpaceGal) July 20, 2021
“Who wants a Skittle?”: New footage from inside the capsule shows how Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen spent their time in space https://t.co/5C820HM4EM pic.twitter.com/excCMRm1Zg — CBS News (@CBSNews) July 20, 2021