Highlights

  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin completes 5th human spaceflight
  • Mexican woman, Brazilian man onboard
  • Flight to space lasted for 10 minutes

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Katya Echazarreta, the first Mexican-born woman to fly into space and Victor Correa Hespanha, a Brazilian were two of the crew members 

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin successfully completed its fifth human spaceflight that sent six people to suborbital space on Saturday, including Katya Echazarreta, the first Mexican-born woman to fly into space.

The New Shepard program mission called NS-21, launched from the company's West Texas site at 9:25 a.m. EDT (1325 GMT), when its rocket vehicle lifted off from Launch Site One, the company's facility about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the town of Van Horn.

Echazarreta, A 26-year-old electrical and hardware engineer joined a diverse international crew for the less than 10-minute flight.

She is the first passenger sponsored by the nonprofit Space for Humanity and is one of the youngest women to fly to space.

Another crew member on the flight was civil production engineer Victor Correa Hespanha.

He was the second Brazilian to fly to space.

The New Shepard capsule and its six passengers touched down under parachutes into a cloud of dust in the Texas desert after the short flight that reached a peak of 347,538 feet (106 kilometers) above ground level.

The flight comes as Blue Origin competes with Elon Musk's SpaceX and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic for space tourism dollars and efforts aimed at increasing diversity in space travel, which long has been dominated by white men.

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