|This Year Jeff Bezos: New Shepard will launch the first people in space|
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to send his first passengers to space at the beginning of this year. Bezos spoke during a private program at the Yale Club in New York City in Business Insider reports.
"This year, this is the first time I'm saying," This year. "For some years, I was saying," Next year, "Bezos told the senior staffer of Space News, author Jeff Falle during the event.
Billionaire's private space tourism company Blue Origins is taking some major steps towards that goal in recent years. Its main sub-marital vehicle New Shepard reached the so-called cremation line (62 miles or 100 km) widely to become the first side of outer space during a test flight in 2015.
This is more than the recent efforts of Virgin Galactic to reach space with its SpaceShop Touches Space Play, which reached the new maximum height of 55.85 miles (89.9 km) yesterday.
Bezos told Space News during a lunch in New York on Wednesday, "One of those issues, which will have to address the Virgin Galactic, after all, they are not flying over the Kremen line." "I think one of them must find out how to go above the Karman line."
The Blue Orgein's huge New Glenn Rocket is a more capable rocket that is going to reach the lower Earth's orbit (hundreds of thousands to thousands of kilometers above the line). The company is aiming for a 2021 test flight from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
But Blue Origin eventually wants to go beyond the Earth's orbit. Their goal is to complete a moon landing mission before 2023.
This Year Jeff Bezos: New Shepard will launch the first people in space Reviewed by Know It All on February 24, 2019 Rating: