Blue Origin to Launch Next Crewed Spaceflight in Four Days

It’ll carry the first person to reach Mount Everest, the Challenger Deep and the Kármán line.

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Blue Origin has just announced the latest launch date for its next crewed spaceflight, currently scheduled in four days’ time.

The NS-22 mission will mark the 22nd launch for the company’s New Shephard rocket system and its sixth with a crew. Most significantly, it’ll achieve a series of firsts, highlighted by the participation of mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien, who will become the first person to have reached the summit of Mount Everest, the bottom of Marian Trench’s Challenger Deep, as well as the Kármán line, which marks the border between the Earth’s atmosphere and outer space.

Entrepreneur Mário Ferreira and engineer Sara Sabry will become the first Portuguese and Egyptian people to venture to space, with the rest of the crew rounded out by YouTube channel Dude Perfect founder Coby Cotton, telecoms tycoon Steve Young, and Clint Kelly III, the man responsible for the Autonomous Land Vehicle project during the ’80s at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

NS-22 will launch on August 4.

Elsewhere in the tech world, Steve Jobs’ very own Apple Computer-1 prototype is currently on auction.

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