82-year-old aviator will be the oldest person to go to space

82-year-old aviator will be the oldest person to go to space

82-year-old aviator Mary Wallace “Wally” on the verge of becoming funk old man in space. This is a kind of historical justice, because in the 1960s she participated in a space project aimed at women, but could not become an astronaut due to the cancellation of the program. Now, she will have to join Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin company’s first manned voyage from Earth.

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The billionaire called Wally his “guest of honor” on the mission. Other than that, they’ll go to space Jeff Bezos, Her brother Mark, and a mysterious passenger who paid $28 million for a seat in a rover new shepard. The trip is scheduled for July 20.

The idea for New Shepard is to reach an altitude of about 100 km above Earth’s surface, giving travelers the opportunity to experience microgravity. After about 10 minutes in space, the capsule will return to Earth using a parachute. Wally Must Break Veteran Astronaut Record john glen (1921 – 2016), who in 1998, at the age of 77, became the oldest person to go into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

In 1961, Wally conducted rigorous physical and mental tests for the women in the space program with the goal of volunteering to become astronauts. But the program was abruptly canceled when the US government decided that women should not be allowed to use military facilities needed for space training. The country will send a woman to space only in 1983, when sally ride Participated in a NASA mission.

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Source: BBChandjob Guardian I Space.com

Images: US Department of Defense and Blue Origin/Reproduction

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