Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, an aerospace company, is going to fly its first astronaut crew to space on July 20th. Not only that, but the company is also offering one seat to a bid winner of an online auction. According to the information provided on the BlueOrigins website, the winning bid amount will be donated to the Blue Origin Foundation and the Club For The Future. The Club For The Future is basically a foundation that was founded by BlueOrigin back in 2019.
The primary goal of this foundation/organization is to inspire the upcoming generations so that they can achieve more milestones in the space world.
As far as further details about this flight are concerned, this flight will be 10 minutes long. The flight will take place in a sub-orbital rocket system(being called as New Shepard). The rocket system is named after Alan Shepard who became the first American in space around 60 years ago.
When it comes to safety, according to Blue Origin, they have been testing the New Shepard since 2012. And since then, they had 15 consecutive successful missions. And according to the latest video, they are still working on perfecting their abilities.
The flight journey is pretty much explained by the below screenshot that we have taken from Blueorigin’s website.
The booster separates itself from the capsule after achieving some height and it autonomously lands on a pad that is around 3.21 kilometers from the launch site. The capsule will keep moving up and will spend 4 minutes after exceeding the height of around 100 kilometers that is shown in the above picture by a line. The capsule will land on the surface with the help of three large parachutes that do a very good job of decreasing its speed.
In the end, let’s talk about the price. Although Blue Origin hasn’t officially announced the price. However, Jeff Bezos recently said that they will charge the same amount for New Shepard Flights as their competitors are charging. And if we look at Virgin Galactic, one of the major competitors to Blue Origin, they have recently sold 600 tickets at a price between $200,000 and $250,000. $225,000 for a 10-15 minutes flight. Yup. Welcome to space, Baby!
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