UNC-Chapel Hill professor travels to space with comedian Pete Davidson
A professor from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will be part of the six-passenger crew bound for space with spaceflight company Jeff Bezos Blue Origin.
Jim KitchenKenan Flagler, a professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Business, has visited 193 countries recognized by the United Nations and is now learning about space.
The company also stated that the cast will include the likes of SNL star and comedian Pete Davidson.
“If I had to be on this flight, it would be like I was in the cargo hold of the first Wright Brothers plane,” he said. kitchen to WRAL in March 2021.
“The first launch at Kitty Hawk,” he added.
When does the crew go to space?
The crew, which also includes investor Marty Allen, philanthropists Mark and Sharon Hagel, and Dr. George Neild, will leave for space on March 23.
The all-civilian flight will also feature Blue Origin Flight 20.
Mark Hagel is CEO of commercial and residential real estate company Tricor International, while his wife, Sharon Hagel, founded SpaceKids Global, an organization that encourages children to have an interest in spaceflight.
How do Blue Origin flights into space work?
Blue Origin flights provide passengers with a zero-gravity interaction experience as the craft floats above the ground before the capsule is parachuted and lands in the West Texas desert.