Blue Origin to Send First Mexican-Born Woman Katya Echazarreta to Space

    Blue Origin says the crew flying on its NS-21 mission will include six customer astronauts, including the first Mexican-born woman to visit space, Katya Echazarreta.
    By: BLOOMBERG
    | Updated on: May 13 2022, 10:02 IST
    The mission will be Blue Origin's fifth human flight for the New Shepard Program.
    The mission will be Blue Origin's fifth human flight for the New Shepard Program. (REUTERS)
    The mission will be Blue Origin's fifth human flight for the New Shepard Program.
    The mission will be Blue Origin's fifth human flight for the New Shepard Program. (REUTERS)

    Blue Origin says the crew flying on its NS-21 mission will include six customer astronauts, including the first Mexican-born woman to visit space, Katya Echazarreta. 

    Echazarreta formerly worked as a NASA test lead and is pursuing a Master's degree in electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She also co-hosts the YouTube series “Netflix IRL” and “Electric Kat” on the CBS show “Mission Unstoppable.”

    Other crew members include civil production engineer Victor Correa Hespanha, whose seat is sponsored by the Crypto Space Agency, and co-founder of private equity firm Insight Equity Victor Vescovo.

    Evan Dick, a former D.E. Shaw senior vice president and Highbridge Capital Management managing director, will also be on the flight, along with Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding and JJM Investments founder Jaison Robinson.

    The mission will be the fifth human flight for the New Shepard Program, Blue Origin said in a statement.

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    First Published Date: 13 May, 10:02 IST
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