A woman who completed astronaut training in the 1960s but was ultimately prevented from flying because of her gender is finally getting her shot to go to space.
In a Thursday Instagram post, Amazon founder Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosEquilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by The American Petroleum Institute — Bezos promises billion for biodiversity Elon Musk promises upgraded toilets, Wi-Fi on next SpaceX flight Elon Musk mocks Biden for ignoring his company's historic space flight MORE announced that female aerospace pioneer Wally Funk will be joining him aboard the New Shepard rocket.
"No one has waited longer," Bezos wrote about Funk in the announcement.
"I’ll love every second of it," Funk said in a video Bezos shared. "Woooo! I can hardly wait."
She added that she's never let being a female hold her back from her career pursuits.
"Nothing has ever gotten in my way," she told Bezos. "They said, 'Well, you’re a girl, you can’t do that.' I said, 'Guess what, doesn’t matter what you are. You can still do it if you want to do it and I like to do things that nobody has ever done.'"