Following the successful launch of the New Shepard missile last year as part of an escape test, Blue Origin gave the world the first details of the capsule that would transport tourists and astronauts to the edge of space.
The video promises that every detail of the capsule has been precisely engineered to provide the traveler with safety and comfort. For example, the seats in the capsule, which are designed to mitigate the impact of the landing, can be reclined so that tourists get the best possible view at any angle.
The goal of the short trips will sell Blue Origin for amateurs who start next year, for rumors rumored to be over $ 200,000, it gives people the opportunity to experience weightlessness. This, the company says, is the beginning of a spaceflight revolution, without mentioning how long people can experience zero-G.
New Shepard, named after the first American astronaut in space, Alan Shepard The spaceship consists of a capsule and a launcher that launches vertically from a pad. 150 seconds after the start, the booster motor breaks down and the capsule slides into space.
If the capsule is fully functional, it would also serve as a research facility. Blue Origin says it is ideal for studies in microgravity physics, gravitational biology, technology demonstrations and educational programs.