Jeff Bezos must charge at least $ 200,000 for space travel
Ready for the first space tourist tours? Blue Origin, owned by wealthy Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, plans to make the first flights soon, and tickets are expected to cost between $ 200, 000 and $ 300, 000. The information was reportedly disclosed by two sources inside the company to Reuters.
The transport would be by means of the New Shepard spacecraft, which holds six passengers at a height of 100 kilometers in the suborbital space of the earth. The capsule has large windows to offer a beautiful view of our home. At this altitude it is possible to experience a few minutes of weightlessness and contemplate the curvature of the planet before returning to the ground with the aid of a parachute.
Blue Origin has completed eight New Shepard vertical take-off and landing test flights on its Texas launch pad - no people on board yet. Two trips included a test dummy the company calls the "Skywalker Dummy." Before going up with people inside, the group must conduct an escape system assessment in the coming weeks, which propels the crew to a safe place in the event of an explosion.
Blue Origin, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are in the fray
The three most popular space companies are very close to making their first manned trips and each season show their plans better. Blue Origin, as stated above, plans to initially explore suborbital space over the next two years.
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic says it has already sold about 650 tickets for the $ 250, 000 trifle - at a price in line with what Jeff Bezos's company should charge for the lap, also in the suborbital area. Elon Musk's SpaceX, while keeping tourist flights in mind, seems to be even more devoted to colonizing Mars and feeding infrastructure to space stations.
They all still look for ways to reduce costs from ships and reusable parts. Having reusable rockets has already considerably reduced the amount spent to go into space, however, Blue Origin, for example, must spend $ 10 million on each commute with passengers. Profit from space tourism should only come even when much of the process can be recycled.
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