Wally Funk’s Launch With Jeff Bezos Defies 60 Years of Exclusion From Space

Ms. Funk’s trip to space with Jeff Bezos is reason to celebrate. But the launch this week, decades after she was denied the opportunity, also raises questions about whom space is for.,

Mary Wallace Funk, one of the “First Lady Astronauts,” in the cockpit of an AT-6 training plane in 1961.Credit…Don Cravens/Getty Images

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Wally Funk Is Defying Gravity and 60 Years of Exclusion From Space

Ms. Funk’s trip to space with Jeff Bezos is reason to celebrate. But the launch this week, decades after she was denied the opportunity, also raises questions about whom space is for.

Mary Wallace Funk, one of the “First Lady Astronauts,” in the cockpit of an AT-6 training plane in 1961.Credit…Don Cravens/Getty Images

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