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The 82-year-old passenger on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight still plans to take the Virgin Galactic trip she paid $200,000 for over a decade ago

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Wally Funk celebrates as the Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise spacecraft makes its first public landing during the Spaceport America runway dedication ceremony near Las Cruces, New Mexico in October 2010.
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Wally Funk is an 82-year-old aviator and the fourth passenger on Jeff Bezos' upcoming spaceflight.
In 2010, she put a $200,000 deposit on a future Virgin Galactic flight.
"At this point, yes, Wally is planning to fly with Virgin Galactic too," Funk's agent told Insider.
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Virgin Galactic CEO says the company faces big short-term hurdles as it redesigns its space craft and looks to offer 400 flights per spaceport each year

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Virgin Galactic is offering new shares to raise $500 million to develop its space fleet and spaceports.
The CEO told the Financial Times the company faces hurdles following the successful flight with founder Richard Branson.
There will be two more tests this year before commercial passenger flights begin in 2022.
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Virgin Galactic is looking to raise $500 million in order to fund the development of its space fleet and expansion of its spaceports around the world, according to filings with the US Securities Exchange Commission. The...
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