Blue Origin sends 6 People into Space
Amazon founder Jeff Bezoss’ aerospace company Blue Origin sent six people into space on Thursday for space tourism. The company’s new Shepard spacecraft launched from Launch Site One in Texas. This spaceship took the passengers 107 km above the earth and from there the people came back to earth with parachutes. This space mission lasted only 10 minutes and 20 seconds. The maximum speed of the spacecraft during this time was 2,239 mph, i.e. 3,603 kilometers per hour. Space company Blue Origin launched this mission in July last year by sending three people, including Bezos, into space. Space company Blue Origin launched this mission in July last year by sending three people, including Bezos, into space.
Blue Origin set a record With this flight, Blue Origin also set a new world record. For the first time, people in Egypt and Portugal became part of space tourism. Engineer Sara Sabri was the first Egyptian and businessman Mario Ferreira was the first Portuguese to fly into space. Also taking part in the space journey were Cobie Cotton, co-founder of YouTube channel Dude Perfect, British-American mountaineer Vanessa OBrien, technology leader Clint Kelly Third and telecoms executive Steve Young. The 6 crew members of the sixth flight of Blue Origins.
The spaceship New Shepard consists of a rocket and a capsule. The capsule takes off from the rocket. After that, it takes 10-11 minutes for the capsule to land on Earth. Astronauts feel light while doing this for some time. The rocket lands a few minutes before the capsule lands by parachute. The special thing is that both are reusable, i.e. can be reused. This rocket works like SpaceX’s Falcon 9 orbital rocket. The time from launch to landing of the capsule on Earth is 10-11 minutes. A
According to a Quartz report, a ticket to the Blue Origins spacecraft costs $1.25 million. That’s more than the ticket price for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company. Mission launched last year Blue Origin has made people travel to space 6 times so far. The company has so far sent 31 people into space in this way. Blue Origin launched this mission in July of last year by sending three people, including Bezos, into space.