How Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space launch differs from Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic
In an attempt to compete with Virgin Galactic and Sir Richard Branson, BLUE ORIGIN will launch creator Jeff Bezos into space next week. However, there are three significant differences between the Blue Origin space launch and Virgin Galactic’s successful trip earlier this month.
Blue Origin, which is led by Jeff Bezos, has received governmental authority to send people into space. Following Virgin Galactic’s successful voyage, which saw Sir Richard Branson enter space for the first time, the next mission will take place next week.
On July 11, Virgin Galactic’s wealthy founder was launched into space from Spaceport America.
It was the first time the firm has taken visitors to the very edge of the planet.
Branson called the journey as a “beta test” for space tourism, with flights expected to begin next year.
Virgin Galactic had planned to put Branson into space much later, but the trip was pushed forward to July 11 when Blue Origin announced its plan to carry Bezos into space on July 20.
Next Monday, Bezos will launch into space aboard his New Shepard rocket in West Texas.
Blue Origin’s flying license will be valid until August, as the business plans to conduct a reconnaissance mission similar to that of Virgin Galactic.
His brother, an aviation pioneer, and a $28 million auction winner will accompany the Amazon founder.
The Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic missions, on the other hand, have a few important differences.
Branson soared to the skies in an aeroplane-like craft propelled by a larger rocket.
The carrier plane, WhiteKnight, parted from the human-carrying SpaceShipTwo at 50,000 feet, and the latter ascended to the edge of space.
Bezos, on the other hand, will board his New Shepard rocket, which resembles a more ordinary space rocket.
It’s a six-story suborbital launcher with a vertical takeoff capability.
SpaceShipTwo, operated by Virgin Galactic, reached a maximum altitude of 85 kilometers, or 282,000 feet, or 53 miles.
That’s also the precise altitude at which NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration define space.
Blue Origin, on the other hand, wants to go even higher into space, to the altitude that many countries regard to be space.
Bezos will fly at a maximum height of 66 miles (106 kilometers).
Branson descended to the Earth’s surface in a manner comparable to that of a normal plane.
“Brinkwire Summary News” describes how the SpaceShipTwo Unity vehicle folded in its tailbooms.