Originally from Brabant, 18-year-old Oliver Demen became the youngest astronaut in history this week after taking part in the first manned flight by Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin.
Dutch teenager and Amazon founder jump out into space
The Blue Origin New Shepard rocket took off in Texas on Tuesday afternoon at 3:14 pm (Netherlands time), exceeded an altitude of 100 km, and returned to Earth about 10 minutes later. This flight was an important milestone for Blue Origin and Bezos and the first step towards the founder of Amazon to realize his dream of launching a space travel business.
Bezos and his brother Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, and his father were Blue Origin’s first paying customers and succeeded in securing his position as one of the world’s first space travelers. Demen boarded. Together, Funk and Demen are the oldest and youngest people to travel to space.
Demen from Oistelwake, a town near Tilburg in North Brabant, thanked Bezos for the experience. “Every second of this flight was indescribably intense. The powerful effect of G-Force on the frame, the spectacular moment of leaving the atmosphere. The view of the Earth from space is unforgettable,” said an 18-year-old woman. Said in.
After safely returning to Earth, Bezos immediately shouted, “The greatest day of all time.” And I thank Amazon’s customers and workers for funding the trip. “I want to thank all Amazon employees and customers,” a 57-year-old woman said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Thumb: Mission NS-15 takes off from Launch Station 1 in western Texas via Blue Origin.
The 18-year-old Dutch became the youngest astronaut in history this week
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