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A Blue Origin astronaut was killed in a plane crash

Glen De Vries, a tech executive who flew to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket last month, was killed in…

By Trench Times , in Space , at November 13, 2021 Tags: , , ,

A Blue Origin astronaut was killed in a plane crash

Glen De Vries, a tech executive who flew to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket last month, was killed in a plane crash in New Jersey Friday. A flight instructor also died and the cause of the crash is under investigation.

Glen de Vries, an entrepreneur who flew to space last month on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin flight along with actor William Shatner, died in a plane crash on Thursday.

One of Blue Origin’s newest astronauts, 49-year-old Glen de Vries, survived a ride to space in October alongside actor William Shatner. But less than a month later, he was killed in a small plane crash on Thursday in New Jersey.

What people are saying?

Choam Nomsky I fly on a Cessna 208 Caravan many, many times… they can feel like a mosquito carried in the wind. While 8.3% of them have had hull damage i.e. a plane crash… there were millions of flights that landed safely. I’m pretty sure those odds are way better than any car make.

Jacob It’s harder and more difficult to go to space than to fly a small, private aircraft. That was the point. There was no “connecting” dots, there was no causal relationship implied. You need to take a breath, you must be tired from all the conclusions you’re jumping to.

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