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Meet the 18-year-old who will be with Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin’s flight to space


New Delhi: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is all set to take his first flight to space on a spaceship operated by his spacetech firm, Blue Origin. Alongside Bezos will fly an 18-year-old highschool graduate, changing into the youngest individual to have travelled to space. 

Oliver Daemen, the teenager from the Netherlands, will be part of the four-member crew which additionally consists of Bezos’ brother Mark Bezos and Wally Funk, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer who didn’t go to space throughout her time as a result of solely males had been allowed to journey in spaceships taking off from Earth.  

However, Daemen wasn’t the preliminary a part of the crew and is travelling as a substitute of the authentic public sale winner who bid $28 million to be on the journey into space with Bezos and co. 

The winner of the bid, who nonetheless stays unknown, reportedly pulled out of the journey due to scheduling conflicts”. Daemen, who is the son of millionaire founder and CEO of the Dutch funding firm Somerset Capital Partners – Joes Daemen, is now all set to fly to space on July 20. 

According to Blue Origin, Oliver’s father was the runner-up in the on-line public sale that was participated by 7,600 lovers from 159 totally different international locations. As of now, the space journey agency hasn’t revealed how a lot is he paying for his little journey to space that will final for roughly 11 minutes. 

Blue Origin mentioned that Oliver had graduated from highschool final 12 months. He took a 12 months hole in his schooling to purchase a pilot’s license and will proceed his research from September 2021. Also Read: ISRO gearing up for two launches in August and September, check details

He has reportedly been enrolled in the discipline of physics and innovation administration at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. Also Read: Delhi Police files FIR against WhatsApp group admin over religious remarks



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