Blue Origin’s next space tourism flight is scheduled for October 12


Blue Origin announced on Monday that its next manned space flight will take place on October 12, revealing two of the four astronauts, including the third Australian to have ever flown in space.

The company founded by Jeff Bezos will bring Dr Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Planet Labs and partner of venture capital firm DCVC and co-founder of Medidata Glen de Vries into space aboard the New Shepard rocket.

In an email obtained by DailyMail.com, the company said the other two astronauts would be announced “in the next few days”, although speculation increased last week when legendary Star Trek actor William Shatner reportedly reported joined the crew.

Blue Origin announced on Monday that its next manned space flight will take place on October 12. The New Shepard rocket is currently scheduled to take off for 8:30 a.m. CDT from Launch Site 1 in West Texas.

One of the astronauts who will join the flight will be Dr Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Planet Labs and current partner of venture capital firm DCVC.

One of the astronauts who will join the flight will be Dr Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Planet Labs and current partner of venture capital firm DCVC.

The New Shepard rocket liftoff is currently targeted for 8:30 a.m. CDT / 1:30 p.m. UTC from Launch Site 1 in West Texas.

Planet Labs, which was co-founded by Boshuizen in 2010, was the first company to “commercially use nanosatellites,” also known as cubic satellites or CubeSats.

Boshuizen, whose net worth is estimated at nearly $ 30 million, was also the architect of the space mission at NASA’s Ames Research Center between 2008 and 2012, having invented the Phonesat, a satellite built from ‘a smartphone.

“This is the realization of my biggest childhood dream,” Dr. Boshuizen said in a statement.

“Most importantly, I see this flight as an opportunity to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM and to catalyze the next generation of space explorers. After all, the future of our life in space is in their very capable hands.

Boshuizen applied to the Australian Defense Force Academy at the age of 17, but was rejected because he was partially color blind, Space News reports.

The only other Australian astronauts are Paul Scully-Power and Andy Thomas.

Mr de Vries, 48, who co-founded Mediadata Solutions in 1999, said the New Shepard spot was a

De Vries, 48, who co-founded Mediadata Solutions in 1999, said the New Shepard spot was a “dream come true”.

De Vries, 48, who co-founded Mediadata Solutions in 1999, said the New Shepard spot was a “dream come true”.

“I have spent my entire career working to extend people’s lives,” de Vries said in a statement.

“However, with limited materials and energy on Earth, expanding our reach into space can help humanity continue to thrive.”

He continued, “To play a role in advancing the space industry and one day making these resources and understanding available to all is an incredible opportunity. I have been passionate about aviation and space ever since. long as I can remember, so this flight is truly a dream come true.

Shatner, 90, would be part of a 15-minute civilian flight documentary, according to TMZ.

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Pictured from left to right: Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen, Mark Bark Bezos, Jeff Bezos and Wally Funkd.  Blue Origin's first flight took place on July 20

Pictured from left to right: Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen, Mark Bark Bezos, Jeff Bezos and Wally Funkd. Blue Origin’s first flight took place on July 20

Blue Origin’s first flight, which took place on July 20, saw Bezos, his brother Mark, Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen and test pilot Wally Funk fly into space.

Funk became the oldest person to ever fly in space at 82.

At 18, Daemen became the youngest person, the first teenager and the first person born in the 21st century to travel in space.

Olver’s father, Joes Daemen, who founded private equity firm Somerset Capital Partners, bought the seat on the flight for more than $ 20 million at auction.


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