Jeff Bezos just can’t wait to fly!

Bezos and his brother, Mark Bezos, plan to fly on the much-anticipated first human flight of the New Shepard spacecraft

By   |  Published: 19th Jul 2021  7:05 pm

Hyderabad: The news of Jeff Bezos flying to space tomorrow (July 20) has been doing the rounds for the past few days. And now that the day has almost arrived, the Blue Origin founder can’t seem to hold his excitement any longer.

Bezos and his brother, Mark Bezos, plan to fly on the much-anticipated first human flight of the New Shepard spacecraft, designed by Jeff’s space-exploration company, Blue Origin.

The 57-year-old business magnate took to Instagram to share a video of him and his team wearing the space suit and having a full-scale mock-up in the astronaut training centre.

“It feels good in a flight suit,” Bezos says in the video. “I literally have had goosebumps since I started. They haven’t gone away,” he says in the end of the video with his team having a laugh about it.

Posting the video, Jeff wrote, “We’ve been practicing full missions in New Shepard’s training simulator. Can’t wait for liftoff. #GradatimFerociter(sic).”

 

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Bezos introduces the youngest person ever to fly!

In his recent posts, Bezos also introduced Oliver Daemen – an 18-year-old high school graduate from the Netherlands who is now youngest person to ever fly into space.

 

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“When I touch down and I get out of the vehicle, I think I’ll just be speechless,” Oliver Daemen is heard saying in the video shared by Bezos.

According to Blue Origin, Oliver graduated from high school in 2020 and took a gap year to acquire his private pilot’s licence. He will continue his studies, starting September this year, at the University of Utrecht in the field of physics and innovation management.


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