Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin will send the first crew into space on July 20 and provide a seat for the winner of the online auction.
The trip will last ten minutes, four of which will participate in a video accompanying the statement that reads: “We passed high scores above the Kaman limit, which marks the recognized boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and space. We have been perfecting our launch, landing, and replay capabilities. “
On July 20th, #NewShepard will fly its first astronaut crew to space. We are offering one seat on this first flight to the winning bidder of an online auction. Anyone can place an opening bid by going to https://t.co/6DpTdTxo36. #GradatimFerociter pic.twitter.com/jBMFYX7xHg
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) May 5, 2021
The reusable suborbital rocket system is named after Alan Shepard, who became the first American in space on Wednesday sixty years ago.
Once the space capsule is lifted off, the space capsule carrying up to 6 crew members is separated from the thruster and, after staying at an altitude of more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) for four minutes, the lifter will automatically land on On a Two miles away from the launch site, three large parachutes were used to lower it to the ground, reducing the landing speed to approximately one mile.
Blue Origin said the bidding will begin on May 19, and then, before the final stage of the online auction on July 12, when the winner is announced, the proceeds will be used by the company’s British billionaire, Richard Boo. Virgin Galactic, the company founded by Richard Branson, is also developing a spacecraft that can send customers on suborbital flights.
Approximately 600 people have booked flights, and the cost ranges from $ 200,000 (approximately Rs 150 million) to $ 250,000 (approximately Rs 1.84 million).