- Jeff Bezos shared a video to Instagram on Sunday sharing extra details about 18-year-old Oliver Daemen.
- Daemen will sign up for Bezos on Blue Foundation’s New Shepard on Tuesday when it flys to the brink of house.
- Daemen would be the youngest particular person to ever fly to house and says he feels a “duty” to get younger other folks considering house.
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Amazon and Blue Foundation founder Jeff Bezos on Sunday shared a brief video to Instagram introducing his fans to 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, who will sign up for him on his voyage to the brink of house on Blue Foundation’s New Shephard Tuesday.
Daemen was once decided on to sign up for the distance flight when the nameless one that bid $28 million to take the flight pulled out because of “scheduling conflicts.” Daemen is Blue Foundation’s first paying buyer, having bid for the seat all over the June public sale.
“I feel it is the final dream for such a lot of other folks to visit house,” Daemen, who will turn into the youngest particular person to shuttle to house, mentioned within the video.
He mentioned his first recollections of areas had been staring at the TV display “Thunderbirds,” an obvious connection with a British sci-fi display from the Nineteen Sixties.
“It is so cool to visit with this crew as a result of Wally’s one of the most best possible pilots ever and has such a fantastic lifestyles tale,” Daemen mentioned within the video.
He also referred to as Bezos “one of the most best possible businessmen ever and a really perfect visionary.”
“I believe a duty as a result of I am the youngest in house,” he mentioned. “And to get extra other folks considering house, and no longer even simply house — however science —will probably be such a possibility for me to do.
“Once I contact down and get out of the car. I feel I will be simply speechless,” he added.
Bezos and his fellow soon-to-be astronauts have begun training for their suborbital flight on Blue Foundation’s New Shepard, Blue Foundation officers mentioned at a press convention Sunday. Officers mentioned the New Shephard rocket confirmed “no problems” and is able for the July 20 release.