Hamish Harding (born 24 June 1964) is a British businessman, pilot, explorer and space tourist based in the United Arab Emirates. He is the founder of Action Group and Chairman of Action Aviation, an international aircraft brokerage company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
From July 9-11, 2019, Harding served as mission leader and crew pilot for the One More Orbit flight mission, which set a world speed record for the fastest circumnavigation by air above the two geographical poles.
|Born||June 24, 1964, UK|
|Gone||June 18, 2023 (58 years old)|
Titanic wreck, North Atlantic Ocean
|Status||Disappeared for 4 days|
|Education||The King’s School, Gloucester|
|foster mother||Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA, MA)|
|Famous for||Crew pilot for the record-breaking flight mission, One More Orbit|
|Tasks||Blue Origin NS-21|
In 2017, Harding worked with Antarctic VIP travel company White Desert to introduce the first scheduled commercial jet service to Antarctica using a Gulfstream G550, landing at Wolfs Fang Runway, an ice rink. Harding has also visited the South Pole on several occasions, accompanying Buzz Aldrin in 2016 when he became the oldest person to reach the South Pole (86).
guinness world record
From July 9-11, 2019, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Harding, along with Terry Virts, led a team of airmen that achieved the Guinness World Record for circling the Earth through the poles. north and south in a Gulfstream. G650ER in 46 hours 40 minutes. 78 The One More Orbit mission launched and landed at the Shuttle Landing Facility (Space Florida) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, USA. Harding was the head of mission and led a team of over 100 people.
On March 5, 2021, Harding and Victor Vescovo dived the deepest point in the Mariana Trench, the Challenger Deep, to a depth of 36,000 feet (11,000 m), in a two-seater submarine, setting the records . longer covered length and longer time. passed in all the depth of the ocean.
Harding blasted off into space on the Blue Origin NS-21 suborbital mission on June 4, 2022, on the New Shepard rocket’s fifth spaceflight.
In September 2022, Harding’s airline Action Aviation provided a customized Boeing 747-400 to fly eight wild cheetahs from Namibia to India to kick off the Indian Government’s Cheetah Reintroduction Project in India and the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia (CCF). ). Cheetahs had been extirpated from India since independence in 1947. 13 This conservation project was designated a “flag expedition” by the Explorers Club with club members Harding and CCF founder Laurie Marker carrying the flag On the flight to India.
On June 18, 2023, Harding was identified as one of five people inside a submersible that went missing in the North Atlantic, while en route to view the wreckage of the Titanic.
He disappeared Since June 18 , 2023 when he undertook an underwater expedition to the site of the sinking of the RMS Titanic , in the North Atlantic. He was one of five passengers aboard the Titan submarine, which lost contact with the support vessel on Sunday. Rescue teams struggle to locate and recover the submarine, but the crew’s survival is time-limited. If the vehicle is intact, the oxygen supply could run out by Thursday afternoon