• 18-year-old joining Blue Origin's 1st passenger spaceflight

    18-year-old joining Blue Origin's 1st passenger spaceflight

    Cape Canaveral: An 18-year-old is thereby to become the youngest person in space, flying away with an aeronautics engineer who will display the most experienced at age 82.

    Blue Origin stated on Thursday that preferably of a USD 28 million auction champion beginning with patron Jeff Bezos on Tuesday, Dutch runner-up Oliver Daemen will be on board. The company stated he''ll be the primary paying client, but did not reveal the value of his ticket.

    “I am super excited to experience zero-g and see the world from above," Daemen spoke in a video posted by Dutch broadcaster RTL.

    Besides flying on Blue Origin's first launch with travelers: Bezos'' brother and Wally Funk, one of 13 female aviators who went through the related knowledge in the initial 1960s as NASA''s Mercury 7 astronauts did, however, were denied for being ladies.

    The four will sound off from West Texas atop a New Shepard rocket for a 10-minute flight.

    According to Blue Origin, Daemen caught a year off following graduating from high school last year to earn his private pilot's permission. He'll revisit the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in September.

    His dad is Joes Daemen, originator and CEO of Somerset Capital Partners, a private investment firm in Oisterwijk, Netherlands. Both father and son are previously in the US planning for the launch, according to a company spokesperson.

    “This marks the beginning of commercial operations for New Shepard, and Oliver represents a new generation of people who will help us build a road to space,” Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith responded in a comment.

    The firm has yet to start ticket sales or disclose its costs to the public. That's demanded following Bezos'' flight.