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Blue Origin launches 5th tourist flight from West Texas

NS-21 crew members take flight June 4, 2022
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NS-21 crew members take flight June 4, 2022

Van Horn, Texas -- Blue Origin's New Shepard 21 mission, or NS-21, is launching from its West Texas facility in Van Horn this Saturday morning.

The crew includes a repeat flyer, NS-19 astronaut Evan Dick, and the fist Mexican-born woman and the youngest American to fly to space, Katya Echazarreta. She is 26 years old.

The other four members of the crew are engineers, businessmen, adventurers and entrepreneurs.

The launch is happenning just outside of Van Horn, about 120 miles east of El Paso.

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