CM – Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin names two passengers for the next New Shepard flight

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The two passengers are Dr. Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, vice chairman, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Dassault Systèmes and co-founder, Medidata

Blue Origin, led by Jeff Bezos, announced the first two members of the next flight of its New Shepard spacecraft. This will be New Shepard’s 18th flight to take off on October 12th.

The next New Shepard flight, named NS-18, will have a crew of four. These include Dr. Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, vice chairman of Life Sciences & Healthcare, Dassault Systèmes and co-founder of Medidata.

We are excited to have Chris Boshuizen (@cboshuizen) and Glen de Vries (@CaptainClinical) on board #NewShepard # NS18, which will take off from launch site One on October 12th. The other two crews will be announced shortly. Learn more: https://t.co/qbUpI5OuVI

De Vries expressed his excitement about being part of the next New Shepard flight on Twitter.

« This is the fulfillment of my greatest childhood dream, » said Dr. Chris Boshuizen. “But more importantly, I see this flight as an opportunity to inspire students for a career in the STEM field and to catalyze the next generation of space researchers. our future of life in space is in their very competent hands. « 

« I’ve been passionate about aerospace since I can remember, and a long-awaited dream of mine is coming true: I will board the New Shepard’s second human flight on October 12, » he said shortly after the announcement in one Tweet.

I’ve been passionate about aerospace travel for as long as I can remember and a long-awaited dream comes true: On October 12, I will climb the second human flight of the #NewShepard: https: //t.co/EkqFn1jNky pic.twitter.com/efyXkATm3v

Blue Origin said in a statement that it intends to begin launching at 8:30 a.m. CDT from Launch Pad One in West Texas. This will be New Shepard’s second human flight, making its first human flight on July 20th with Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and Blue Origin’s first customer Oliver Daemen on board. p> Oops! It looks like you’ve exceeded the limit to bookmark the image. Remove some to bookmark this image.

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