Church Friends Watch Wally Funk Rocket Into Space With Jeff Bezos

While all eyes were on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos Tuesday morning, sitting alongside him was a woman named Wally Funk, an 82-year-old aviator who, by 10 a.m., became the oldest person to rocket into space.

She was one of the passengers on the “New Shepard” launched by Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and space flight company founded by Bezos, who was also aboard the rocket that blasted off from West Texas.

While Funk was strapped into the rocket, friends of hers at White’s Chapel Church in Southlake gathered in their sanctuary to watch the historic event.

A few weeks ago, Laurie Williams, who serves as the director of the seniors ministry at the church, told KTVT-TV that Funk “is a living testimony that you can do anything you set your mind to.”

Her friends saw her testimony in action Tuesday.

The congregation gathered at the church shouted out a countdown as they watched their beloved friend see her greatest dream materialize.

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Source: By Tré Goins-Phillips, Faithwire