Blue Origin New Shepard to carry youngest person ever to fly into space

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Blue Origin announced today that the fourth and final passenger on the first human flight of New Shepard is 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. Replacing the anonymous auction bidder who won the seat, Daemen will be the youngest person ever to fly into space.

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Today’s announcement means that the first New Shepard flight will be breaking more than one record on July 20, 2021 as it lifts off on its suborbital trajectory to the edge of space. Along with Daemen will be 82-year-old Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk, who was one of the Mercury 13 female participants who passed the NASA astronaut selection tests for the 1960s Woman in Space program, and will be the oldest person to fly in space.

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Source: David Szondy

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