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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s top e-commerce companies, is going to leave for a space tour in a while. He is accompanied by 3 more passengers. One of them includes his brother Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Damon. Oliver recently finished high school. An unknown person had made a bid of $ 28 million to go to the stage with Bezos. He will not be able to go on this trip. Oliver is going in his place.
Bezos and his team have reached the launch pad. The rocket ship with which they will go to space is autonomous, that is, it does not need a pilot. Its capsule has 6 seats, but only 4 of these will be filled. So far 15 flights of this rocket named New Shepherd have been successful. However, the passengers have not gone there yet.
According to reports, Bezos has chosen this day to go to space because Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin reached the Moon exactly 52 years ago in 1969, through the Apollo 11 spaceship.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin said on Sunday that it is fully prepared for its first human spaceflight. It will carry 4 passengers, including Bezos, who will travel 100 km above the surface of the Earth to the Carman Line and then return safely. The entire flight time is going to be 10-12 minutes.
Branson went to space a week ago
A week before this, on July 11, British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Space Ship (VSS) Unity spaceplane flight was successful. They went for 85 km. The special thing is that Sirisha of Indian origin went to Bandla with Branson, while 30-year-old Sanjal Gawande of Kalyan, Maharashtra was also included in the team of engineers who built Bezos’s New Shepard rocket.
Where and when will Bezos’ flight take off?
Flight will also make many records
This flight will also set many records. This will be Blue Origin’s first pilotless suborbital flight with civilians on board. The oldest and youngest astronauts are also going to be made from this flight. The New Shepard rocket and its capsule RSS first step can be reused.
Rockets and capsules have flown before and have successfully landed twice before this mission. So far 15 flights have been successful for New Shepard. But till now the passengers never left.