Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will go into space on July 20, 2021. The billionaire will be accompanied by his brother Mark, as well as the third tourist, whose name will be determined based on the results of an online auction.
Jeff Bezos will fly into space, making him the first space billionaire.
The flight will take place on the New Shepard from Blue Origin, the Bezos-owned rocket company.
“Since I was five, I have dreamed of going into space. On July 20, I will fulfill my dream with my brother. Greatest adventure with my best friend” wrote Bezos.
Blue Origin’s motto is the Latin phrase “Step by Step”.
The flight, in which Bezos will participate, will be for Blue Origin the first launch of humans into space at an altitude of over 100 kilometer.
The company sent New Shepard in test mode about 15 waktu. As soon as the ship reaches the required height, a capsule for six people is separated from it.
Hasil dari, passengers experience weightlessness for several minutes.
Further, both the rocket and the capsule return to Earth – the latter with the help of a parachute. The entire flight takes about 11 menit.