A UAE-based businessman and adventurer successfully achieved his life-long dream to reach space on Saturday, June 4.
Hamish Harding, a business jet pilot and chairman of Action Aviation, set out on a mission to the high frontier as part of the crew on Blue Origin’s New Shepard (NS)-21 flight into space. New Shepard’s 21st mission lifted off from Launch Site One in rural West Texas at 5.26pm UAE time.
A Dubai resident for 14 years, Harding was one of the six people on the brief trip to space that was initially supposed to take off on May 20. The NS-21 took Harding and crew members 106 km above the ground.