Hamish Harding Wiki/Bio, Age, Family, Net Worth, Education, Missing & More

Hamish Harding (born June 24, 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 was mission manager and crew pilot for the One More Orbit flight mission, which set a world speed record for the fastest circumnavigation of Earth by aircraft over both geographic poles.

Quick Facts
Born 24 June 1964, UK
Disappeared 18 June 2023 (aged 58)
Wreck of the Titanic, North Atlantic Ocean
Status Missing for 4 days
Nationality British
Education The King’s School, Gloucester
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge (BA, MA)
  • Businessman
  • Aviator
  • Explorer
Known for Crew pilot for the record-breaking flight mission, One More Orbit
Spouse Linda Harding
Children 2
Space career
Blue Origin space tourist
Missions Blue Origin NS-21


In 2017, Harding worked with Antarctic VIP tour 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 multiple times, accompanying Buzz Aldrin in 2016 when he became the oldest person to reach the South Pole (86 years old).

Guinness World Record

From July 9 to 11, 2019, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Harding, along with Terry Virts, led a team of aviators that achieved the Guinness World Record for circumnavigation of 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 mission manager and led a team of more out of 100.

Mariana Trench

On March 5, 2021, Harding and Victor Vescovo plunged into the deepest point of 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. spent in the full depth of the ocean.

Harding flew into space as part of the Blue Origin NS-21 suborbital mission , on June 4, 2022, on the fifth spaceflight of the New Shepard rocket .


In September 2022, Harding’s aviation company, Action Aviation, supplied a customized Boeing 747-400 aircraft to transport eight wild cheetahs from Namibia to India to launch the Indian government’s Cheetah reintroduction project to India and the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia (CCF). ). Cheetahs had been extinct in 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 disappeared in the North Atlantic, while on its way to view the wreckage of the Titanic.


He has been missing since June 18 , 2023 , when he embarked on 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 submarine Titan, which lost contact with the support vessel on Sunday. Rescue teams are working to locate and recover the sub, but there is a time limit on the crew’s survival. If the vehicle is intact, the oxygen supply could be depleted by Thursday afternoon