Glen de Vries, the businessman who traveled to space in Jeff Bezos’ ship, dies in a plane crash – BBC News World

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Glen de Vries was an entrepreneur in the medical sciences industry.

The businessman Glen de Vries, who last month traveled to outer space in the rocket of the Blue Origin company, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, died this Friday in a plane crash, according to the US press.

De Vries was traveling in a small aircraft that crashed in Sussex County, New Jersey, according to CBS.

The businessman flew in the New Shepard spacecraft last month as part of a small crew that included William Shatner, star of the legendary television series Star Trek.

Another person, identified as Thomas Fisher, also lost his life in the plane crash.

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Glen de Vries, the businessman who traveled to space in Jeff Bezos’ ship, dies in a plane crash – BBC News World