City of Grapevine honors Wally Funk

Grapevine honored Wally Funk, the woman who became the oldest person to go into space, with a parade, celebration and a proclamation of Saturday as Wally Funk Day.

At the age of 82, Funk made history earlier this month as the oldest person to rocket to the edge of space at the invitation of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

The parade along Grapevine’s historic Main Street started on noon on Saturday, August 7.

Funk was a pioneer of the U.S. space race in the 1960s, training as an astronaut, but she never got to travel into space.