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Funko reaches new heights: Company’s ‘Big Bang’ Pop! figure was part of crew on SpaceX mission

24 Sep 2021, 00:22 UTC
Funko reaches new heights: Company’s ‘Big Bang’ Pop! figure was part of crew on SpaceX mission
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Funko, the Everett, Wash.-based maker of Pop! figurines and other collectibles, has expanded its market reach. To space.
The company tweeted an image Thursday showing one of its popular toys floating high above Earth, thanks to the fact that it was packed along for the ride aboard the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission by Everett native Chris Sembroski.

Last week, the crew of @SpaceX ’s first private flight included Everett, WA native Chris Sembroski. Now we can really claim Pop! is outta this world! In recognition of his feat, Funko has made a donation to @StJude Credit: Chris Sembroski and the Goff family. pic.twitter.com/F12ghcVzaF
— Funko (@OriginalFunko) September 23, 2021
Sembroski was one of four civilian crew members who blasted off last Wednesday and orbited for three days before splashing down Saturday in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. An Air Force veteran, space enthusiast and data engineer, Sembroski, 42, got his chance to fly courtesy of a college friend who won a charity sweepstakes and arranged for Sembroski to go instead.
The mission to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was funded by Jared Isaacman, the billionaire founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, who is thought to have paid more than $100 ...

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