Blue Origin announced the crew on Twitter on May 9, and @katvoltage shared it on their own feed.
In another post on launch day, @blueorigin tweeted that Echazarreta’s mission is to “provide representation for women and minorities in #STEM fields.”
The non-profit organization Space for Humanity sponsored Echazarreta’s flight. She was selected from more than 7,000 applicants in more than 100 countries.
After the flight was over, the organization shared the text of a note Echazarreta wrote thanking them for their sponsorship, which read in part, “The planet we all live on is so beautiful. Every time I close my eyes…I can see it. It’s etched in my memory… I want to thank each and every one of you who made this possible. I promise I will make the best out of it not only for me but for you. ”