Oliver Daemen

Oliver Daemen (born 20 August 2002) is a Dutch space tourist[1][2] who flew as part of the 20 July 2021, sub-orbital Blue Origin NS-16 spaceflight.[3][4][5] At the time of his flight he was 18 years old,[6] and is the youngest person, first teenager, and first person born in the 21st century to travel to space. Daeman is a licensed pilot.[7]

Oliver Daemen
Born (2002-08-20) 20 August 2002 (age 19)
Oisterwijk, Netherlands
Known forBeing the youngest person to fly in space (as of July 2021)
Space career
Space Tourist
US - FAA Astronaut Wings version 2.png
Flight time
10m 18s
SelectionBlue Origin 2021
MissionsNS-16

Life and careerEdit

Daemen was born in Oisterwijk, Netherlands.[8] He attended the Odulphuslyceum in Tilburg and obtained his high school diploma in 2020.[9] He is enrolled at Utrecht University where he started his studies in Science and Innovation Management in September 2021.[8][9]

Daemen's space tourist seat on the New Shepard rocket was secured through an auction, making him Blue Origin's first customer (i.e. a person whose flight was not paid for by Blue Origin) and the 8th person to privately fund their non-professional spaceflight.[10][11] Initially a different person (who initially remained anonymous but was later announced to have been Justin Sun[12]) had actually won the auction with a $28 million winning bid for the one available seat on NS-16. However, Sun decided to take a future flight, and Blue Origin chose the youngest person from the auction.[8][13][14][15] On 20 July 2021, Daemen became the youngest person to fly in space at 18, succeeding Gherman Titov's multi-orbital record at the age of 25 in 1961.[16][17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fisher, Kristin (10 December 2021). "First on CNN: The US gives Bezos, Branson and Shatner their astronaut wings". CNN. Retrieved 10 December 2021. The US government is making it official, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and William Shatner have earned the title of astronaut after their flights to the edge of space. The Federal Aviation Administration will also award Commercial Space Astronaut Wings to 12 other people who have flown at least 50 miles above Earth on a FAA licensed commercial spacecraft, including the crew of SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission. The FAA will award wings to eight people who flew on Blue Origin's New Shepherd spacecraft, three who flew on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, and to the four members of the SpaceX crew who spent three days in space in September.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "FAA Commercial Human Spaceflight Recognition". Retrieved 10 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "(Dutch) Oliver (18) uit Tilburg mag mee met Bezos, wordt jongste astronaut ooit (English) Oliver (18) from Tilburg is allowed to join Bezos, becomes youngest astronaut ever". RTL Nieuws. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  4. ^ Bright TV (Netherlands) (nl). "De 18-jarige Oliver Daemen uit Tilburg wordt de jongste astronaut ooit en de vierde Nederlander in de ruimte". twitter. Retrieved 21 July 2021. Hij gaat mee met de ruimtereis van #BlueOrigin van #JeffBezos. Oliver is onderweg naar Texas, waar de lancering dinsdag plaatsvindt.
  5. ^ "Oliver Daemen is the youngest person to fly to space in Blue Origin spacecraft- Technology News, Firstpost". Tech2. 20 July 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  6. ^ "First Paying Customer on New Shepard Will Be the Youngest to Fly to Space". Blue Origin. Retrieved 20 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Hartman, Avery (20 July 2021). "Meet Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teenager who just flew on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight and became the youngest person ever to reach space". Business Insider. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  8. ^ a b c "First Paying Customer on New Shepard Will Be the Youngest to Fly to Space". Blue Origin. 15 July 2021. Archived from the original on 19 July 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  9. ^ a b Qureshi, Mehab (20 July 2021). "Who Is Oliver Daemen, the Teen Going to Space with Jeff Bezos?". The Quint. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  10. ^ Sheetz, Michael (19 July 2021). "Blue Origin is launching Jeff Bezos to space on Tuesday. Here is what you should know". CNBC. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Oliver Daemen, Youngest Astronaut Candidate To Fly With Jeff Bezos". Voice of Indonesia. 19 July 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Crypto entrepreneur to go to space on New Shepard". 23 December 2021.
  13. ^ "Bidder pays $28m for space trip with Amazon's Bezos". BBC News. 12 June 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021. After a nearly month-long bidding process the top bid had stood at just under $5m – but once Saturday's online auction got under way that figure rose more than five times. "The winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin's foundation, @ClubforFuture," Blue Origin tweeted....
  14. ^ Pesce, Nicole Lyn (16 July 2021). "Oliver Daemen, 18, is 'super excited' to join the Blue Origin crew and become the youngest person in space". MarketWatch. Retrieved 21 July 2021. The fully automated rocket and space capsule will carry six passengers, including Bezos, his brother – and now the son of Joes Daemen, founder and CEO of Somerset Capital Partners
  15. ^ "Meet Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teenager who will fly to space with Jeff Bezos after his hedge fund dad paid millions for the ticket". Business Insider. Archived from the original on 16 July 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  16. ^ Koren, Marina (15 July 2021). "Jeff Bezos Has Picked an Unusual Space Crew". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on 19 July 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Blue Origin's Bezos reaches space on 1st passenger flight". Arkansas Online. 20 July 2021. Archived from the original on 20 July 2021. Retrieved 20 July 2021.