Eighteen-year-old Dutchman Oliver Daemen, who will join a tourist flight from the Blue Origin company to space on Tuesday, expects that he will be speechless after landing.

"It is the ultimate dream for so many people to go to space," says de Brabander in a video on the Instagram page of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Daemen says he watched the

Thunderbirds

series a lot as a kid

.

That was his first experience with space.

He says he feels a responsibility to get people interested in space travel and science.

Bezos announced last week that Daemen can join the flight.

The spot on board was sold for several tens of millions to a highest bidder at an auction, but that person turned out to be unable to attend.

That is why the choice fell on Daemen as a replacement.

The rocket that Daemen goes on is called New Shepard and is named after Alan Shepard, the first American ever in space.

There is room for four people on board.

Two of them are Bezos himself and his brother Mark.

The third passenger is 82-year-old Wally Funk.

After launch, she will become the oldest human to have ever been in space.

When the craft leaves the atmosphere, Daemen will be the youngest astronaut ever.

That record is still held by Russian German Titov, who was 25 years old when he went to space in 1961.

Daemen will take off from western Texas around 3 p.m. Dutch time on Tuesday.

He goes to more than 100 kilometers altitude.

Daemen and the other passengers are weightless and will see the stars, the edge of the atmosphere and the curvature of the earth.

After a few minutes, they return to the Earth's surface.

They don't go high and fast enough to orbit the Earth.

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