Blue Origin expects to launch its New Shepard rocket — named after Alan Shepard, the second human and first American to go into space — on July 20 at 1:00 p.m. GMT from a location in West Texas.
The missile will reach an altitude of 62 miles, and the crew will be about to do so Four minutes of weightlessness Before re-attaching them to their seats to re-enter and land in Texas only 11 minutes after takeoff. The spacecraft is completely autonomous, so the astronauts have no responsibility and can enjoy the flight.
Chris YeagerBlue Origin told a pre-launch press conference that the rocket was “ready to fly” and that the date was chosen because it’s been 52 years since Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. The weather forecast for launch time is positive at the moment.
If successful, it will be the second tourist spaceflight this month. July 11, Richard Branson has reached the edge of space On board a Virgin Galactic flight. The billionaire has hardly become the first person to fly his own spacecraft, surpassing Bezos in a matter of days.
These are the members of the July 20th excursion:
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