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Space-Bound Billionaire Jeff Bezos to Mark Blue Origin’s First Human Launch: What to Know

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Businessman on the moon

Blue Origin, the Space Company founded by Amazon, is preparing to launch a quartet led by World’s richest person, Jeff Bezos on a historic space flight.

Source: CNBC.

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Bezos’ firm is among the many modern generations of investments in a new space race driven by individual investors rather than solely-dependent on governments.

Here are the details you should know about the crew, the rocket launching them, the experience, despite still a small market for space tourists.

The crew includes four people: Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk, and Oliver Daemen.

The rocket, New Shepard stands 60 feet tall, and both the rocket booster and the capsule are reusable.

The flight experience will provide a line online broadcast of the launch as provided during the past test flights. The company’s webcast is set to begin at 7.30a.m EDT on Tuesday with liftoff scheduled at 9.00a.m. EDT.

Blue Origin plans to start selling tickets for future space rides on New Shepard. The auction-inflation price for a space flight is $28 million per ticket.

Blue Origin faces direct competition from Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

 

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