Glen de Vries, Vice Chairman of Dassault Systèmes’ Life Sciences & Healthcare and co-founder of Medidata Solutions, is finally realizing his long-awaited dream of going into space on Tuesday, 12 October 2021.
Glen will be one of four astronauts lifting off on 12 October 2021 at 8:30 AM US EST (7:30PM ID, TH / 8:30PM MY, SG / 10:30PM AEST) via Blue Origin’s tourism and research rocket, New Shepard NS-18.
Blue Origin is the space travel venture of Jeff Bezos, Founder and Executive Chairman of Amazon. Glen’s trip will be the second human spaceflight for Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, which successfully launched Jeff Bezos to space in the inaugural crew of four in July.
Joining Glen on 12 October will be actor William Shatner, who famously played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” television series, Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations, and Dr. Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs.
You can obtain the latest news on Glen’s flight to space at the website, Is Glen de Vries in Space Right Now?, or follow him on Twitter @CaptainClinical