Blue Origin just announced the identities of the next six it will roll out to the final frontier.
The six passengers for the NS-21 mission include a past space traveler aboard the company’s New Shepard spacecraft and the first woman of Mexican descent to visit space, Blue Origin announced today ( 9/5).
Unlike the company’s four previous spaceflights, no celebrity passengers are listed in the group. (Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson was supposed to fly on Blue Origin’s most recent mission, known as NS-20, but he pushed back due to scheduling conflicts after the launch date. of the change mission.)
The company has yet to reveal the flight date for the NS-21 mission, nor reveal how much passengers paid. Historically, most very wealthy people have been able to directly participate in such spaceflight opportunities, although this particular crew includes someone from the sponsored citizen astronaut program. of Space For Humanity, which specializes in sending individuals into space for free, under the application process.
Below is a description of six individuals flying on NS-21.
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Evan Dick will be the first person to fly aboard the New Shepard spacecraft twice, having participated in the NS-19 mission on December 11, 2021. He is a pilot, engineer, investor and member of management. by Dick Holdings, LLC. Previously, he was senior vice president of DE Shaw and managing director of Highbridge Capital Management. He supports the Darwin Foundation, Population Relief International and Starfirers Aerospace through charity or as a volunteer, according to Blue Origin’s NS-21 mission announcement.
Katya Echazarreta, born in Guadalajara, will become the first individual of Mexican descent to visit space. She is the co-host of the YouTube series “Netflix IRL” and “Electric Kat” on the CBS show “Mission Unstoppable”. She spent nearly four years at the NSAA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, working on space missions including the enduring Mars rover and Europa Clipper, which will launch to the moon Jupiter Europa in 2024. She is pursuing a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University and aims to “provide representation of women and minorities” to those interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to Blue Origin. Her seat was sponsored by the nonprofit organization Space for Humanity.
Hamish Harding is the president of the business jet brokerage Action Aviation, and a business jet pilot. He holds a number of world aviation records, including the 2019 milestone with retired NASA astronaut Terry Virts for breaking the circumnavigation record for aircraft flying over the North Pole and Male. Harding has also visited Antarctica twice and dived to an altitude of 36,000 feet (nearly 10,100 meters) in a submarine in 2021.
Victor Correa Hespanha
Victor Correa Hespanha, 28 years old, is a civil manufacturing engineer from the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. His seat is sponsored by the Crypto Space Agency and he is establishing himself as the world’s first cryptocurrency miner. He is also the second Brazilian to fly in space, according to Blue Origin.
Jaison Robinson founded the commercial real estate firm JJM Investments and co-founded Dream Variations Ventures with his wife, Jamie. Robinson lists himself as a scuba diving and skydiving enthusiast with various adventurous activities, such as breaking the sound barrier in a Mig-29 jet, doing Eagle Scout, playing water polo at Stanford University and was a finalist in “Survivor: Samoa” in 2009.
Victor Vescovo Victor
Victor Vescovo Victor is the co-founder of private equity investment firm Insight Equity. He completed the “explorer’s Grand Slam”, which is a term used by the explorer community to refer to skiing to the North Pole and South Pole and climbing the highest mountains on seven continents in the world, including including Everest. He’s a commercial-rated multi-engine jet and helicopter pilot, as well as a certified submersible test pilot, and he visited the Challenger Deep (the deepest point in the oceans). positive) 12 times, according to Blue Origin. He also served 20 years in the US Naval Reserve as an intelligence officer, retiring as a commander.
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