Blue Origin’s next plane will have the second Brazilian to go into space

This Monday (9), Blue Origin announced the names of the six people who will fly aboard the New Shepard rocket on the company’s next suborbital spaceflight. Among them is a production engineer who could become the second Brazilian to go into space, after former astronaut and former minister Marcos Pontes.

Unlike the company’s first three space missions, there are no known passengers listed in the group. On the most recent flight, which took place on March 29, ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Pete Davidson was invited by Jeff Bezos, but he had to be replaced by a Blue Origin employee due to a disagreement over the schedule.

The launch date of the mission, called NS-21 (because it is the 21st flight in the company’s overall statement), has not yet been revealed, nor how much fare-paying passengers have paid for their seats.

Blue Origins next flight will have the second Brazilian

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Meet Blue Origins next space tourists

Victor Correa Hespanha

Victor Correa Hespanha is becoming the second Brazilian to fly in space and is a production engineer. Sponsored by the Crypto Space Agency, whose mission is “to combine the technology of the space industry with the innovation and financial power of the cryptocurrency markets to accelerate the future of humanity”, he will be the first cryptonaut in the world.

Evan Dick

Evan Dick will be the first person to fly twice aboard a New Shepard spacecraft after flying on the December 11 NS-19 mission. He is a pilot, engineer, investor and managing member of Dick Holdings, LLC. He was Senior Vice President at DE Shaw and CEO of Highbridge Capital Management. According to Blue Origins announcement, Dick is a philanthropist for the Darwin Foundation, International Population Assistance Corporation and Starfighters Aerospace.

Katia Echazarreta

Katya Echazarreta was born in Guadalajara and becomes the first person from Mexico to visit space. She is one of the hosts of the YouTube series “Netflix IRL” and “Electric Cat” on the CBS show “Mission Unstoppable”. Katya spent nearly four years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and worked on space missions, including the Perseverance rover and Europa Clipper, which will be launched to Jupiter’s moon Europa in 2024. She is pursuing a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University and aims to “ensure the representation of women and minorities” interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). His place was sponsored by the Space Organization for Humanity.

Hamish Harding

A business jet pilot, Hamish Harding, is president of the aviation brokerage firm Action Aviation. He holds a world record in several segments, including a milestone in 2019 with retired NASA astronaut Terry Virts for breaking a record for planes flying over the Earth’s two poles. Harding has also visited the South Pole twice and dived nearly 10,100 meters in a submarine in 2021.

jason robinson

Jaison Robinson founded commercial real estate firm JJM Investments and co-founded, along with his wife, Dream Variations Ventures, which invests in technology and sports startups. As a diver and parachutist, Robinson has a series of adventures under his belt: he broke the sound barrier in a Mig-29 jet, spent a week hiking in Antarctica, and defeated the highest waterfall world in Venezuela, among other adventures. He is also a scout and played water polo for the US national team.

Victor Vescovo

Victor Vescovo is a co-founder of the private equity investment firm Insight Equity. He completed the “Explorers Grand Slam”, which is an expedition challenge to the North and South Poles and the ascent of the seven summits, the highest mountains on each continent. He is a pilot of multi-engine jets and commercial helicopters, he is also a certified underwater test pilot who has reached Challenger Deep (the deepest point in the ocean) 12 times. Vescovo served 20 years in the US Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer and retired as a commander.

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