Blue Origin’s next crewed spaceflight is scheduled for August 4th

has announced when the sixth manned flight will take place. The NS-22 mission (New Shepard’s 22nd launch overall) is scheduled for August 4, exactly two months to the day after . The launch window opens at 9:30am ET.

The company recently selected the passengers who will travel to the edge of space this time. Among them are engineer Sara Sabry and entrepreneur Mário Ferreira, who will be the first Egyptians and Portuguese respectively to visit space. Mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien, meanwhile, will become the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, venture to the Challenger Deep (believed to be the deepest point in the ocean) and cross the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and space.

Also joining the crew are Coby Cotton, co-founder of the popular Trickshot and comedy YouTube channel, and telecoms executive Steve Young. The sixth passenger is Clint Kelly III, who started the Autonomous Land Vehicle project at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the 1980s. Blue Origin notes that Kelly is credited with creating the technology base that paved the way for modern self-driving vehicles.

The mission patch for the New Shepard NS-22 mission. It includes symbols such as: The Pyramids of Egypt represent Sara Sabry's legacy and celebrate her achievement as the country's first female astronaut. The Mariana Trench represents Vanessa O'Brien's feat of reaching Challenger Deep, the lowest point on earth. The team capsule is depicted as a basketball, symbolizing Dude Perfect's trick shots and Coby Cotton's role in co-founding the company. Magellan's Ship represents Mário Ferreira's Portuguese heritage and lifelong passion for adventure. The fish swimming beneath Magellan's ship symbolize Steve Young's passion for fishing. The stagecoach represents Clint Kelly III's quest to push humanity to the new frontiers of space. The New Shepard booster and West Texas mountains are also featured in the patch.

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