Blue Origin will send its fifth manned flight into space, which will include the first woman born in Mexico, Katya Echazarreta, and a Brazilian, Victor Correa Hespanha, the company created by Blue Origin reported on Monday. Jeff Bezos.
Echazarreta, born in Guadalajara, will also become, at 26, the youngest American to fly into space. She will do so thanks to the citizen astronaut program sponsored by Space for Humanity (Space for Humanity).
His life embodies the American dream of any immigrant family with rocky beginnings. She arrived in the country when she was seven years old and her immigration process kept her away from her family for five years.
“My grandmother told me: “remember that, although we are apart, we are under the same sky”. That message has always stuck with me and speaks of the potential power of the Perspective Effect, to understand that we are all connected on the same planet, facing the same challenges no matter where we are physically located,” says the young woman, quoted on the website of Space for Humanity.
This graduate in electrical engineering, who worked almost four years in a laboratory of the POTwas selected from more than 7,000 applicants from more than 100 countries and will represent women and minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
She will experience the Perspective Effect for herself along with Correa Hespanha, 28, who will become the second Brazilian to fly into space. A child’s dream that she will fulfill with the help of Crypto Space Agencyan alliance that aims to ally the technology of the space industry with the financial power of crypto markets to drive innovation.
The new mission, Shepard NS-21, will also include investor Evan Dick, pilot and president of Action Aviation Hamish Harding, adventurer and co-founder of Dream Variation Ventures Jaison Robinson, and explorer and co-founder of private equity firm Insight Equity. Victor Vescovo.
Each crew member aboard NS-21 will take a postcard into space on behalf of the foundation of Blue Origin Club for the Future.
The date of the flight, the fifth manned in the New Shepard program, will be announced shortly, the statement said.
The space tourism sector is taking off.
Blue Origin it has already transported 20 people over the Kármán line, which marks the beginning of space according to international convention, at an altitude of 100 km.
The New Shepard rocket is fully reusable and runs on liquid hydrogen and oxygen, which releases no greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Bezos himself, also the founder of Amazon, participated in the first manned flight of New Shepard in July 2021.
Blue Origin’s main competitor for this type of flight is Virgin Galactic.