• Meet Wally Funk, the 82-year-old female aviator on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin flight who's finally going to space six decades after training for it

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

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    Wally Funk is one of three other passengers joining Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's suborbital space flight on Tuesday.
    She was part of a group of female aviators known as Mercury 13 who trained for space in the 1960s.
    The 82-year-old will break John Glenn's record for being the oldest astronaut.
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    When Wally Funk joins Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's flight to the edge of space Tuesday, she will become the oldest-ever US astronaut, edging out John Glenn. Here's a look at the career of the 82-year-old aviator.
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  • Apple accepted Amazon's request to boot an app that spots fake reviews from the App Store. Its owner has accused Amazon of bullying

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon chair Jeff Bezos.
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    Apple on Friday removed the app Fakespot from its App Store at Amazon's request.
    Amazon complained Fakespot misled customers, broke App Store rules, and posed a security risk.
    Fakespot's CEO said he was shocked by the turn of events.
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    Amazon got Apple to remove an app called Fakespot from the App Store on Friday, as reported by the Verge and CNBC. Fakespot is an app that flags when product reviews on shopping apps like Amazon's are likely to be fake or bot-generated. According to the Verge...
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  • Meet the crew: Jeff Bezos is launching to the edge of space with his brother, an 82-year-old aviator, and a Dutch teen

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos.
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    Blue Origin has finally revealed the identities of all the passengers on Jeff Bezos ' spaceflight .
    The crew includes Mark Bezos, Jeff's younger brother, and Wally Funk , an 82-year-old aviator.
    They'll be joined by Oliver Daemen , a Dutch teen who will be Blue Origin's first paying customer.
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    The richest person on Earth is about to rocket to the edge of space , but he won't be doing it alone. Jeff Bezos , who founded the spaceflight company Blue Origin in 2000, is set...
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  • Elon Musk laughs at a meme about Jeff Bezos' upcoming space flight, making fun of him for only touching the edge of space

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
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    Elon Musk commented "haha" on a meme about Jeff Bezos' upcoming space flight.
    The meme mocked Bezos' flight because it will be sub-orbital - it will only touch the edge of space.
    Musk has had a long-running rivalry with Bezos as the pair both own space exploration companies.
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    Elon Musk enjoyed a meme on Saturday poking fun at Jeff Bezos' upcoming flight to the edge of space. Musk commented "haha" under a meme posted on Twitter about Bezos' flight. The...
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