The start of the manned capsule with four people on board took place at 15:14 Polish time. The entire flight into space took just over 10 minutes. During the journey, the RSS First Step capsule reached a height of 105 kilometers.
On board were Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, his brother Mark, and the youngest and oldest person to travel to space in history. This is the Dutch 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, son of Joes Daeman, CEO and founder of Somerset Capital Partners. The space flight was a birthday present for Oliver, which he received from his father.
The capsule also includes space for 82-year-old Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk, the legend of the American aviation and space program. It was thanks to her that NASA launched the astronaut training program. She was the first woman to become an aviation instructor in the US Army and participated in the Mercury 13 program.
The Blue Origin capsule was launched into space atop a New Shepard rocket, and then parachuted for several minutes into the endless desert of Texas. Space tourists have been delivered to and picked up from the launch and landing sites in fully electric Rivian R1T vehicles.
Now we can expect the start of ticket sales for space travel from Blue Origin. Experts believe ticket prices may be over a million dollars, but we’ll see what the reality is.
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