The New Jersey Millionaire Returning to Space for Second Flight

Kelly E.
A ticket to Space for a few million?Wikimedia commons

The fifth human spaceflight with Blue Origin's New Shepard was delayed last week.

A new date hasn't been set yet for the 6 customers who've bought tickets for the space experience.

For most, this would be a once in a lifetime experience, but for one crew member, it's his second trip into space.

Evan Dick, a wealthy New Jersey investor and engineer, first flew into space in December 2021.

He will be the first person to go into space twice on a Blue Origin mission.

Who can afford to fly into space twice?

According to Inverse, the single seat on Blue Origin’s first crewed flight sold for $28 million.

But Blue Origin hasn't revealed how much it would set you back to buy one of the six tickets on their latest flights.

In a presentation after the first flight, Jeff Bezos said, “The demand is very, very high,” and that they had already sold nearly $100 million worth of tickets for future passenger flights to the edge of space, according to CNBC.

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New Jersey's Evan Dick will be the first to fly to space twice with Blue Origin.Blue Origin

The Mysterious Millionaire

Evan Dick's exact net worth is unknown, but we do know he can afford two multi-million dollar tickets to space.

Some estimate his worth at around 150 million.

But he's quite the mystery man! There's very little public information about Evan or his company available.

Even his age is unlisted.

Evan is currently a managing member of Dick Holdings, LLC: a holding and investment company based in New Jersey.

In his Blue Origin bio he lists himself as an engineer and investor, and is also an ATP-rated pilot. His other passions, apart from space travel, include sailing, diving, and motorcycle riding.

He doesn't just spend his wealth on space tickets, though, he also gives a lot away and does volunteer work.

His charitable work includes contributions to the Darwin Foundation, Population Relief International Corp. and Starfighters Aerospace either through charity or as a volunteer, according to Blue Origin's NS-21 mission announcement.

A Space Collector's Item

Can't afford a ticket to space? Perhaps get a souvenir instead!

After his first trip into space, Evan suggested a patch be made.

According to Blue Origin, he said reaching space in the crew capsule on NS-19 felt like climbing above the surface of the ocean after a lifetime of living below the surface.

Each Astronaut and flight has had a unique patch made by Blue Origin, Evan's with an arrow on it.

"The arrow symbolizes Blue Origin’s astronaut pin to celebrate Evan Dick’s second flight on New Shepard, in addition to the thin line within the number ‘2.’ " -- Blue Origin

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