Oct. 13, 2021, 6:01 a.m. ET
Oct. 13, 2021, 6:01 a.m. ETOct. 13, 2021, 6:01 a.m. ET
By Joey Roulette
Three different passengers volition articulation Mr. Shatner connected Wednesday’s flight:
Audrey Powers, a Blue Origin vice president who oversees New Shepard formation operations; similar Mr. Shatner, she did not person to wage for her seat.
Chris Boshuizen, a co-founder of Planet Labs, a institution that builds tiny satellites, besides known arsenic CubeSats, that are utilized by assorted clients for monitoring Earth from orbit.
Glen de Vries, a main enforcement and co-founder of Medidata Solutions, a institution that built bundle for objective trials.
Fortunately for each three, none volition beryllium wearing a reddish Starfleet uniform during the flight.
Dr. Boshuizen oregon Mr. de Vries are the 2nd and 3rd paying passengers to alert connected a Blue Origin flight. The archetypal was Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old antheral from the Netherlands. The institution has not said however overmuch immoderate of these customers paid for their seats connected the flights.
As ticket-purchasing customers, they are thing similar aboriginal investors successful an manufacture executives anticipation volition 1 time beryllium inexpensive capable for a broader swath of the nationalist to instrumentality vantage of.
Ms. Powers each but flew to abstraction connected New Shepard successful April, erstwhile she and 3 different institution executives were “stand-in astronauts” for Blue Origin’s 15th formation of the New Shepard rocket. She and her colleagues fundamentally performed a formal rehearsal for the missions with astronauts aboard. The executives went done each the motions of getting acceptable for a motorboat — climbing up the rocket tower, boarding the capsule, closing its hatch and investigating retired its communications strategy — until astir 15 minutes earlier liftoff erstwhile they exited the capsule and near the pad.