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Pilot Wally Funk Carries 60 Years of History to Space

Funk, 82, finally saw her aspiration come to life Tuesday when she launched on aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight alongside billionaire Jeff Bezos and two other people. By Marisa Iati Floating in the isolation tank, Wally Funk felt weightless. She couldn’t see or hear. There was nothing to taste or smell. When she patted the eight feet of water surrounding her, she…

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Mackenzie Scott’s Donations Help Under-Funded Charities

By Tarla Lambert Over the past two years, billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott has been anything but shy with her cheque book when giving donations. Yesterday, she solidified her position as one of the world’s most generous people by announcing a further $2.7 billion donation to various charities deemed by Scott to be high impact, under-funded and overlooked. The figure takes Scott’s direct, no-strings…

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