Jeff Bezos is known for his significant contributions to the growth of e-commerce, particularly Amazon.com. And aside from this, he built a spaceflight company back in 2000, the Blue Origin, located in Kent, Washington. Their company aims to give access to space cheaper and more reliable through reusable launch vehicles. Interestingly, the spaceflight company plans to make tickets available for a private space trip.
Last April, Blue Origin launched the #NewShepard sign up through their social media account, and just this month, they released details on seats for purchase. The New Shepard rocket and capsule will take place on July 20, it can carry up to six tourists, and one seat will be sold to the highest bidder.
The auction on BlueOrigin.com started its first part last May 5 to May 19, where people bid any amount on the website, then last May 19, the bids were unsealed, and by June 12, Blue Origin will hold a live auction to determine the winner.
The New Shepard rocket and capsule will bring passengers to suborbital space. Unlike orbital flights, the capsule won’t orbit the planet; according to Blue Origin ads, At an altitude of more than 62 miles above Earth, people will experience a few minutes of weightlessness before the capsule, and its parachutes touch down.
Though there aren’t any specific announcements regarding the total cost of the space flight, it will definitely range somewhere around hundreds and thousands of dollars.