|Born||20 August 2002|
|Known for||Being the youngest person to fly in space (as of July 2021)|
|Selection||Blue Origin New Shepard|
Oliver Daemen (born 20 August 2002) is a Dutch space tourist who flew as part of the 20 July 2021, sub-orbital Blue Origin NS-16 spaceflight. At the time of his flight he was 18 years old, and is the youngest person, first teenager, and first person born in the 21st century to travel to space. Oliver is a licensed pilot.
Daemen was born in Oisterwijk, Netherlands. He attended the Odulphuslyceum in Tilburg and obtained his high school diploma in 2020. He is enrolled at Utrecht University where he started his studies in Science and Innovation Management in September 2021.
Daemen secured his seat on the New Shepard rocket through an auction, making him Blue Origin's first paying customer and the 8th person to pay for their spaceflight. Initially a different person had actually won the bid for a seat on NS-16. However, they decided to take a future flight, making Daemen's father Joes, the winner because he had bid the next highest amount.  On 20 July 2021, Daemen became the youngest person to fly in space at 18, succeeding Gherman Titov's multi-orbital record at the age of 25 in 1961.
Hij gaat mee met de ruimtereis van #BlueOrigin van #JeffBezos. Oliver is onderweg naar Texas, waar de lancering dinsdag plaatsvindt.
After a nearly month-long bidding process the top bid had stood at just under $5m – but once Saturday's online auction got under way that figure rose more than five times. "The winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin's foundation, @ClubforFuture," Blue Origin tweeted....
The fully automated rocket and space capsule will carry six passengers, including Bezos, his brother – and now the son of Joes Daemen, founder and CEO of Somerset Capital Partners