Vanessa O’Brien is the first person to complete the “Explorers’ Extreme Trifecta” (female), reaching extremes on land, sea, and air, including Everest, Challenger Deep, and Blue Origin’s NS-22, in 3,729 days.

Vanessa O’Brien is the first person to complete the “Explorers’ Extreme Trifecta” (female), reaching extremes on land, sea, and air, including Everest, Challenger Deep, and Blue Origin’s NS-22, in 3,729 days.

On August 4, 2022, Vanessa O’Brien passed the Kármán Line into sub-orbital space to reach an apogee of 351,232 feet (107km).

On August 4, 2022, Vanessa O’Brien passed the Kármán Line into sub-orbital space to reach an apogee of 351,232 feet (107km).

Vanessa meets 11-year-old Katherine from West Sussex, who had just months earlier selected Vanessa as her favourite explorer to write about for a school project. After being selected on Blue Origin’s NS22 spaceflight, Vanessa surprises Katherine by asking her what she would like Vanessa to take to Space for her.