The New Shepard Blue Origin rocket prepares to lift-off from the launch pad carrying Jeff Bezos alongside together with his brother Mark Bezos, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, and 82-year-old Wally Funk put together to launch on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas.
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VAN HORN, Texas — Jeff Bezos’ house firm Blue Origin has offered almost $100 million value in tickets for future passenger flights, the billionaire founder introduced on Tuesday.
“The demand [for people to fly on trips to the edge of space] could be very, very excessive,” Bezos mentioned at Blue Origin’s presentation after its first crewed flight.
The corporate has not disclosed how a lot it costs seats on its New Shepard rocket. The one indication of Blue Origin’s pricing construction is a public public sale the corporate held for a seat on its first flight with Bezos, which went for $28 million. That is a number of instances the $200,000 to $500,000 vary that Blue Origin’s suborbital house tourism competitor Virgin Galactic has offered seats on its future flights.
Bezos mentioned Blue Origin is “going to fly human missions twice extra this yr” however mentioned “I am undecided but” what number of crewed New Shepard launches the corporate will try in 2022.
“We’ll determine that out,” Bezos mentioned, including that Blue Origin needs to fly spaceflights at a “very excessive” fee sooner or later.
Blue Origin presently has two New Shepard rocket boosters at its facility in Texas, with one for analysis cargo flights and the opposite for flying passengers.
“We actually do need to observe with this car, so we’ll must construct extra boosters … to fly extra ceaselessly,” Bezos mentioned.
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