Blue Origin Will Soon Begin Selling Tickets for Private Citizens' Space Travel on New Shepard Rocket
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin will soon begin selling tickets for rides on its space tourism rocket
4-29-21, CNBC -- Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin will soon begin selling tickets for rides on its space tourism rocket called New Shepard.
The company hasn't revealed the cost of tickets yet. Reportedly more details will come on May 5, 2021 to those who submit their name and email on a form on the company’s website. The spaceship is designed to carry as many as six people on a ride past the edge of space, with the capsules on previous test flights reaching an altitude of more than 340,000 feet.
To date, Virgin Galactic owned by Richard Branson has 1850 employees and has sold tickets to about 600 passengers at a price between $200,000 and $250,000 each.
According to the company website:
“Sign up to learn how you can buy the very first seat on New Shepard.”
The announcement’s video features Bezos going out to the capsule of New Shepard after the company’s test flight earlier this month.
It shows him driving across the Texas desert, the remote location of the New Shepard launch facility – notably at the wheel of a Rivian R1T electric truck, which is emblazoned with Blue Origin’s signature feather.
Shares of Virgin Galactic fell more than 3% after Blue Origin posted its video, as Bezos’ company will compete. More here
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