Grapevine Celebrates Day Dedicated To Local Space Hero Wally FunkThousands celebrated the hometown hero and newest astronaut Saturday afternoon with a parade and festivities.
'Wow, There Goes The Ground': North Texan Wally Funk Shares Story Of Her Dream Journey Into SpaceOn July 20, 2021, Wally Funk lived a dream that was more than six decades in the making.
Friends & Family Gather At North Texas Church To See Wally Funk Launch Into SpaceHundreds of Wally Funk's closest friends and new found fans cheered her on at White's Chapel United Methodist Church as she launched into space.
History Made In Texas As Bezos' Blue Origin 'New Shepard' Crew Takes SpaceflightJeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, his brother and the oldest and youngest travelers into space all relished the less than 10 minute out-of-this-world adventure.
Bezos And Blue Origin's First Crewed Spaceflight Prepares To Blast OffIt's the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard, and this morning billionaire Jeff Bezos and three others are preparing to blast into space.
Bezos & Blue Origin Brings Space Tourism To Tiny Texas Town Of Van HornThe sprawling spaceport of Blue Origin, the company founded by Jeff Bezos in 2000, is located about 25 miles outside of Van Horn, a town of about 1,800 on what was once desolate desert ranchland.
Meet Wally Funk, The North Texas Aviation Pioneer Going To Space This WeekAlthough Jeff Bezos is the headliner of the launch, the story of North Texas native Wally Funk and how she got to this moment is one to be remembered.
How This Week's Blue Origin Spaceflight Out Of Texas Will WorkWhen Blue Origin launches people into space out of Texas for the first time, founder Jeff Bezos and North Texas' own Wally Funk will be on board.
18-Year-Old Joining Blue Origin Spaceflight Out Of Texas Next WeekWhen a Blue Origin flight rockets out of Texas next week, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen will be the youngest person in space, while Wally Funk will be the oldest at 82.
Billionaire Blast Off: Move Over Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson Is Going To Space First Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos into space by nine days.
Friends Of Wally Funk Thrilled She's Set To Rocket Into Space With Jeff Bezos From West Texas Later This MonthIn the 1960s, Wally Funk became one of the “Mercury 13,” entering the “Women In Space” program.
Jeff Bezos Picks 82-Year-Old Female Aerospace Pioneer Wally Funk To Launch With Him Out Of TexasBlue Origin’s Jeff Bezos has chosen an early female aerospace pioneer — an 82-year-old pilot denied astronaut wings decades ago because of her gender — to rocket into space with him in just three weeks.