Bezos, who let out the wind to go to the sky early but was preempted by “companion” Richard Branson, finally got on his own aircraft and set off to check the “Carmen Line” (at an altitude of 100 kilometers).
At 9:12 on July 20th, US Eastern Time, the Blue Origin “New Shepard” suborbital vehicle, a space company under Jeff Bezos, departed from Texas The state launched its first manned flight, which was also the 16th space flight of “New Shepard”.
In addition to Bezos’s personal presence, the space travel passengers also included his brother Mark Bezos and 82-year-old female pilot Wally Fink. (Wally Funk), and 18-year-old Dutch youth Oliver Daemen (Oliver Daemen).
The mysterious successful bidder, who originally spent $28 million to take a “ferry ticket”, was unable to participate due to “travel conflict”, so he signed the “New Shepherd” On the top of Oliver Daymen on the second manned flight of “Germany”. “New Shepard” ranked first in the United States Named after Alan Shepard, an astronaut who entered space, it consists of two parts: a rocket and a crew compartment, both of which can be reused. The crew compartment has 6 seats. By April of this year, “New Shepard” had completed its 15th unmanned test flight and returned from above the Carmen line.
Previously, Richard Branson, the founder of the British space travel company Virgin Galactic, ran Bezos for 9 days and personally flew his own spacecraft 2, Return to the highest point about 86 kilometers above the ground. However, Blue Origin laughed at Branson’s spacecraft as a high-altitude plane, unable to fly to the Carmen line, and not environmentally friendly with small windows.
This space trip will last approximately 11 minutes, with the rocket launching the crew capsule, and then the two will separate. Before the crew cabin relies on the parachute soft landing, 4 passengers can experience about 3 minutes of weightlessness.
In this flight, all four of them went to space for the first time. It took two days before the flight to complete 14 hours of training and learn how to use the crew cabin for normal, abnormal and Emergency procedures, including common problem training for professional astronauts, such as fire response, emergency mask use, and emergency exit from the spacecraft on the launch pad.
It is worth noting that this flight also set two records. Wally Fink, an 82-year-old female pilot with 19,600 hours of flight time, became the oldest spaceflight. The holder of the world record is the late American astronaut John Glenn (John Glenn), the first astronaut to orbit the earth. In 1998, at the age of 77, he took the US Space Shuttle Discovery into space. Oliver Damien was 18 Broke the record for the youngest age to go to space.
Update: The Blue Origin “New Shepard” suborbital vehicle, a space company owned by Jeff Bezos, successfully made its first manned flight. The rocket returned to land at 9:19 EST, about 3 minutes later the crew cabin relied on a parachute to safely return to the ground.