Posted on 26 July 2022.
Portuguese entrepreneur Mário Ferreira would be the first Portuguese “area vacationer,” to board the New Shepard capsule in its subsequent area mission programed by Blue Origin, the Jeff Bezos aerospace firm.
Blue Origin has confirmed that Mário Ferreira can be the primary particular person from Portugal to cross into the area frontier.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and govt chairman of Blue Origin, is the previous president and CEO of Amazon.com.
Mário Ferreira has proven an curiosity in being a “area vacationer” since he reportedly purchased a ticket for a suborbital flight of Virgin Galactic owned by Richard Branson. The flight didn’t materialize as a result of delays within the growth of the venture.
Mário Ferreira is the president of the Pluris Investments, a enterprise group that features greater than 40 firms concerned in tourism, media, actual property, insurance coverage and renewable vitality. He additionally owns a place in Portuguese broadcaster TVI (Televisão Independente) and the Douro Azul cruise firm.
Blue Origin hasn’t stated how a lot its clients are paying to fly into area, nevertheless it has been reported that the fare is within the vary of $1.25 million.
In response to Blue Origin’s official web site, the crew of the New Shepard twenty second flight, will even embrace the first Portuguese astronaut whose identify was not but revealed. The flight date has not been introduced.
The announcement was made through the GLEX Summit 2022 which befell in Ponta Delgada, Azores, between July 4-7, co-sponsored by the Explorers Membership of New York and the Portuguese firm Increasing World, with the help of the Authorities of the Azores and Tourism of Portugal.
The primary identified eligible Portuguese astronaut is Ana Pires, 41, who has been granted the NASA’s Astronaut-Scientist Diploma. A former pupil on the Engineering College of the Porto Polytechnic Institute and researcher at Institute for Techniques and Laptop Engineering, Expertise and Science (INESC TEC), she was awarded the diploma after efficiently finishing the Certification Course that was held in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College, in Florida.
Blue Origin, is an American privately funded aerospace producer and sub-orbital spaceflight providers firm headquartered in Kent, Washington, which mission is to examine a time when folks can faucet into the limitless assets of area, by creating reusable launch automobiles and in-space programs which might be protected, low price, and serve the wants of all civil, business, and protection clients.
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