Entrepreneur and founder of research company Medidata Solutions, Glen de Vries, died in a small plane crash on Thursday. Glen was one of the crew of the New Shepard spacecraft, which flew into space on October 13, where it spent several minutes. The famous actor William Shatner also took part in this space adventure.
According to Sky News de Vries died Thursday in a small single-engine plane crash in New Jersey, USA. It was to fall into the wooded area of Hampton Township. The wreckage of the crashed plane was found about an hour after the crash, two people died inside. In addition to the businessman, Thomas P. Fischer, a founder of the pilot school and a flight instructor, also died.
Glen de Vries became known to the public last month. Together with several other people, he was on board the spaceship New Shepard from the company Blue Origin, which belongs to the billionaires Jeff Bezos. Another member of the crew was the famous actor William Shatner, whom most people know mainly as Captain James T. Kirk from the sci-fi series Star Trek.
The unexpected death of a businessman affected many people. “His passion for aviation, charity and dedication to work has been truly admirable.” said Blue Origin, adding that they were really saddened by the news.
Jeff Bezose’s partner Lauren Sanchez also commented on the disaster. She wrote that Glen de Vries’ death was a painful loss and described how he had the honor of meeting him and his wife last month.
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