The Leader podcast: How Wally Funk’s put a sexist wrong right with her historic space flight with Jeff Bezos

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has made history with the successful launch of his New Shepard rocket in West Texas.

Among those onboard with him was the flight pioneer Wally Funk, who at 82 has become the oldest person to ever venture into space.

On the Leader podcast her biographer Sue Nelson tells us how it’s been a lifelong ambition for the woman who was once told she’d never be an astronaut because “you’re a girl”.

Sue reveals the extraordinary story and determination of a true innovator who holds every kind of pilot’s license available... now including the one that takes her out of the atmosphere.

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