Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, is preparing to launch a Blue Origin rocket on April 29 to send people into space.
All this was done at the Blue Origin test facility in Van Horn, Texas. Bezos' new Shepard missile is scheduled to board by the end of the year. The start time is Sunday, April 29, at 8:30 am Central Time.
In the tweets, Bezos announced that the upcoming trial will be combined with real-time streaming video, details of which are coming soon.
̵1; Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 29, 2018
Bezos posted a tweet on Friday morning and said, "With The progress of human spaceflight, the 8th test flight of the new Shepard, is in progress.
In December 2017, Blue Origin launched a successful vertical takeoff, reaching about 61 miles asl before the unmanned Capsule 2.0 landed safely on a soft parachute.
The team capsule rides on a dummy called Mannequin Skywalker. There is currently no information on the virtual names that were released this week.
Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith said in a statement that they want to make sure passengers are safe He added that their goal is to drive passengers over 62 miles and let them experience weightlessness for several minutes.
The Blue Origin of Bezos and SpaceX by Elon Musk are proud to build a reusable spacecraft. Vertical landing technology allows Blue Origin to reuse capsules and boosters.
"Every flight [they] will further increase the affordability of space exploration and research and create space for everyone," said Blue Origin.
Bezos said in an interview with the 33rd Space Museum that he annually buys $ 1 billion in blue lineage through the sale of Amazon shares
According to Bezos, his space company is the most important thing he does, and he hopes Millions of people are working in space and saving the earth for residential and light industrial purposes.
Although the new Shepard is still in the test phase, Blue Origin is still working on another rocket, which is directly related to the commercial launch contract of SpaceX.
Like New Shepard, the idea of a new rocket takes reusability into account. In this case, the rocket offers twice as much passenger space. However, New Glenn is not finished by 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The private aerospace industry is expected to grow in the coming years. In particular, the United States Congress issued a bill to re-authorize the United States Federal Aviation Administration to increase its support for commercial space activities.
The bill aims to increase the budget allocation for the FAA Commercial Space Transportation Office from nearly $ 22.6 by 2019 to $ 339 million in 2019 and will increase by nearly $ 76 million by 2023.
The FAA Re-Entitlement Act of 2018 will allow aircraft with experimental licenses for aerospace "support" activities such as training or hardware testing] However, these spacecraft must be launched at FAA-licensed ports and those that are about to fly, must give their consent to the risks associated with the trial license.