The head of Amazon has an almost ready transport system for travelers hungry for completely new experiences. The biggest attraction is to admire our beautiful planet from the perspective of space for a few minutes. As the astronauts assure, this view is breathtaking, but the emotions cannot be described in words. You just have to experience it for yourself.
Unfortunately, until now, space flights have been reserved only for a small group of astronauts. Now it will be possible for all comers. The entire flight in the capsule is to take about 10 minutes. It will be lifted over 100 kilometers on top of the New Shepard rocket, and will later be parachuted into the vast expanses of the Texas desert. The entire flight is to take about 10 minutes.
Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon and owner of Blue Origin, has just announced that he has one vacant seat on his first manned flight into space on July 20. This seat may be yours if you participate in the auction. The profit from it will be donated to the Blue Origin foundation (Look here).
Today (05/05) we are also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the historic space flight of Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut. The Amazon chief named him after his manned rocket, New Shepard.
The price for this place is likely to reach millions of dollars, but the regular prices will be much lower. We can talk about amounts below $ 200,000. True, it is not cheap, but no one expected it. Space tourism is only just beginning. After all, it will definitely be cheaper than the Virgin Galactic offer, which costs exactly $ 250,000 for the flight of its spacecraft. Interestingly, they do not complain about the lack of customers. Currently, there are 4,000 applicants, and 600 people have already used the prepayment.
Branson and Bezos believe that ticket prices will gradually decline. If the interest in flights is huge, and this is what it looks like, we can expect that in 5 years the flight will cost less than $ 50,000. It will still be a considerable amount for many, but the most important thing is that not a few hundred astroanuts, but millions of ordinary people will finally be able to fulfill their dreams.
Space tourists who choose the Jeff Bezos rocket and capsule will be able to count on transport to the take-off site by electric Rivian R1T, and during the flight comfortable seats with a spectacular view and the possibility of feeling weightless.
R1T, and during the flight comfortable seats with a spectacular view and the possibility of feeling weightless.
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