Meet the 82-year-old astronaut who flew on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin flight 

Wally Funk reacts after receiving her astronaut's wings from Blue Origin's Jeff Ashby, a former space shuttle commander at a post-launch press conference after she flew with three crewmates on Blue Origin's inaugural flight to the edge of space.

Wally Funk was in the company of three other passengers onboard the New Shepard rocket, including Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. Image: REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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Research Psychologist, UCL
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