Blue Origin completed the ninth flight of its New Shepard rocket Wednesday morning, completing another the test of the vehicle's escape system as the company works toward flying humans to space for the first time as soon as later this year. Blue Origin appears poised to launch the rocket even higher on Wednesday to see how it fares. Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the spacecraft to an altitude of 389,846 feet.
The booster and capsule - both repeat fliers - landed successfully. The entire mission lasted 11 minutes and 17 seconds. Bezos, its founder, heads up Amazon.
The company said that by firing the emergency motor in the vacuum of space for the first time took things to the next level.
An employee at Blue Origin told Reuters the ticket prices will begin between $200,000 and $300,000. But the company has not set a firm timetable for the start of crewed test flights, or the launch of commercial services directed at the space tourism and suborbital research markets. This time, the company continued work toward increasing the robustness of WIFI in space with an antenna created to withstand the rigors of a rocket demonstration.
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Just like during the previous two test flights, Blue Origin's test dummy, Mannequin Skywalker, was present on board the crew capsule to do his duty and test out the various forces that passengers would feel during a space ride on the New Shepard 2.0, notes BGR.
New Shepard aced today's flight test as well.
Now the promoter of missions to Mars Elon musk has a competitor that can offer the ticket at the lowest price, through which space travel will become available. "We have a flight test schedule and schedules of those types always have uncertainties and contingencies".
In May, the famous tech personality said that the ticket prices have not been decided yet.
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