The FAA did approved The girl’s rocket trip of Blue Origin is scheduled for July 20 with the company’s founder Jeff Bezos. The flight aboard the New Shepard will take Bezos, his brother Mark, aviation pioneer Wally Funk and three other passengers to the Kármán line. right away the edge of the universe.
To be certified, Blue Origin had to check New Shepard’s hardware and software performance during its operation. Test flight NS-15 performed on April 14, 2021. If all goes according to plan, the New Shepard booster and capsule with the astronauts on board will explode at an altitude of more than 100 kilometers (62 miles). The amplifier will eventually detach from the capsule and attempt to land from Earth, while the capsule with the passengers on board will land on the ground carried by a triple parachute system.
Rival Richard Branson defeated Bezos to be the first billionaire in space aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo ship. However, Blue Origin claimed that Virgin Galactic did not really go into space because it “only” crossed 57 miles up and did not cross the Kármán line which many consider the edge of space.
In any case, no company will take passengers into orbit, unlike SpaceX, which should make a real orbital flight with passengers on board later this year. Prices for different systems also vary widely: Virgin Galactic customers pay $ 250,000 for a ticket to the edge of space, Blue Origin space tourists have to pay about $ 500,000, and SpaceX customers pay $ 55 million for a ten-day mission to the ISS.
However, a seat for the flight with Jeff Bezos on Blue Horizon’s first flight was sold at auction $ 28 million to the buyer who is expected to be appointed soon. That’s a lot for a flight that is expected to take about 10 minutes, but it should be quite a ride.
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