Dubai Resident to Launch Into Space This Week

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 17 May 2022
Dubai Resident to Launch Into Space This Week

Blue Origin’s fifth human spaceflight will have a Dubai resident on board.

The flight is set to take off on Friday and Hamish Harding, 14 years British expat, will be one of the six people on a brief trip to the high frontier. The launch window opens at 8:30am CDT / 13:30 UTC (5.30pm UAE Time).

Blue Origin announced that the crew flying on its NS-21 mission will include: Business jet pilot and Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding; investor and NS-19 Astronaut Evan Dick; electrical engineer and former NASA test lead Katya Echazarreta; civil production engineer Victor Correa Hespanha; adventurer and Dream Variation Ventures co-founder Jaison Robinson; and explorer and co-founder of private equity firm Insight Equity Victor Vescovo, Commander, USN (Ret.).

Harding’s company Action Aviation deals in buying and selling business jets.

It’s said each astronaut on board NS-21 will carry a postcard to space on behalf of Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future.

These Postcards to Space program gives students access to space on Blue Origin’s rockets. The Club’s mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM for the benefit of Earth.

Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company has announced May 20 for the launch of NS-21 provided the weather is conducive for liftoff.

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