Blue Origin sends first Egyptian national to space

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin on Thursday launched six people to space, including the first from Egypt and Portugal, on the company’s sixth crewed flight. Mission “N-22” saw the New Shepard suborbital rocket blast off around 8:58 am local time (1358 GMT) from Blue’s base in the west Texas desert. Sara Sabry is an Egyptian mechanical and biomedical engineer, and CEO and founder of Deep Space Initiative, a nonprofit focusing on increasing accessibility for space research. Her seat is sponsored by @SpaceHumanity. — Blue Origin (@blueorigin) The autonomous, re-usable vehicle s…

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