Man who went into space with William Shatner dies in a plane crash.
3:25 pm (Pacific time) – Bezos just honored Glen with a heartfelt post on social media, remembering him as “warm and full of life.”
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Jeff says Glen’s death was a tragic loss and adds … “Glen made us laugh and brightened the room. He was a visionary and innovator, a true leader … The world lost you too soon, Glen.”One of the men who went into space on board. Jeff bezos‘Barco Blue Origin – and joined William Shatner on the trip – has died in a plane crash.Authorities say Glen de Vries he died Thursday in a plane crash. De Vries and Thomas P. Fischer were the only two involved and killed in the accident.
The plane reportedly went down in Sussex County, NJ … the FAA is still investigating what happened.
Blue Origin issued a statement saying, “We are devastated to hear of Glen de Vries’ sudden passing. He brought so much life and energy to the entire Blue Origin team and his fellow crew members. His passion for aviation, his charitable work, and his dedication to his craft will long be revered and admired.”As we reported, Shatner was part of the second group of non-astronauts to take flight on a ship backed by Bezos.Captain Kirk and the crew took off and landed in the Texas desert on October 13. The trip made Shatner the old person to go to space at 90.
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