"He brought so many life and energy to all of Blue Origin and his fellow crewmates."
Rest in Peace
Glen de Vries was an entrepreneur who had just launched into space with actor William Shatner aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard Spacecraft. Unfortunately, he died in a plane accident on Thursday. He was 49.
Blue Origin's statement on Twitter said that "We are devastated to learn of Glen de Vries' sudden passing." "He brought so many life and energy to all of Blue Origin and his fellow crewmates."
De Vries was a private pilot, and a trained molecular biologist. According to CBS News, Mediata Solutions is the most widely used platform for clinical research in the world.
The entrepreneur launched into the upper atmosphere with Blue Origin executive Audrey Powers and Chris Boshuizen almost exactly one month ago.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration filing the plane crashed in New Jersey under unknown circumstances, killing de Vries as well as one other passenger.
It is a terrible fate for someone who has just had the opportunity to see the Earth from more than 66 miles away.
De Vries stated that he was looking forward to seeing Earth in a new way after the launch. "I can't wait for the window to open and I will feel a different way about humanity and our planet than ever before," de Vries said.
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