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Blue Origin’s New Shepard is on track for launch of its 20th mission and fourth human spaceflight on Thursday, March 31. NS-20 astronauts include: Marty Allen, Sharon Hagle, Marc Hagle, Jim Kitchen, Gary Lai, and Dr. George Nield.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill professor Jim Kitchen is heading to outer space.
Kitchen is a professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School and a five-time entrepreneur. He has visited all 193 United Nations-recognized countries.
The e-commerce business’ CEO Jared Isaacman bought a flight from SpaceX’s Elon Musk and is putting together the first all-civilian mission to space.
“If I were to be on this flight, this would be akin to me being in the cargo hold of the Wright brothers’ first plane,” Kitchen told WRAL News in March 2021. “The first launch at Kitty Hawk.”
SNL comedian Pete Davidson was originally scheduled to be on the mission but he had to cancel his plans when the trip was rescheduled. #BlueOrigin #Space #NS20
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