Washington (AFP) May 13, 2022 Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin space tourism company announced Friday that...
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin space tourism company announced Friday that its next rocket will take off on May 20 with six passengers on board.
One of the travelers will be the first woman born in Mexico to go into space.
It will be the fifth manned space flight for the company.
Now 26, she will become the youngest American woman in space.
The engineer was sponsored by the "Space for Humanity" program, which seeks to democratize access to space and selected her from among 7,000 candidates.
The crew will also include the second Brazilian person to go into space, Victor Correa Hespanha.
Blue Origin takes passengers above the Karman line, which marks the start of space at 100 kilometers high.
Amazon founder Bezos participated in the first manned flight of the New Shepard rocket in July 2021.
The rocket has also carried Star Trek icon William Shatner and Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of the first American in space.
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