https://www.space.com/blue-origin-launching-mercury-13-aviator-wally-funk-1st-crewed-flight Wally Funk was one of 13 female aviators who lobbied for women to become astronauts in the early days of spaceflight. Aviator Wally Funk wanted to be an astronaut in the earliest days of spaceflight. Sixty years later, on July 20, she'll finally go to space with Blue Origin. Funk was one of 13 female aviators later dubbed the Mercury 13 who, in 1961, passed all the exams necessary for admis