When will Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin team blast out into space?
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of BLUE ORIGIN, is set to become the world’s second billionaire to journey into space. But when is the Blue Origin launch scheduled for tomorrow?
On the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Jeff Bezos’ space tourism venture will fly its first crewed voyage on Tuesday, July 22. The Blue Origin launch comes on the heels of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spacecraft, VSS Unity, soaring to the edge of space. The New Shepard, Blue Origin’s flagship fully automated launch vehicle, will take off from West Texas for the suborbital flight.
On this debut voyage to space, Mr. Bezos, 57, the brains behind the Amazon corporation, will be joined by four visitors.
Mark Bezos, his brother and “best buddy,” will accompany him.
Next up is Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pilot and aviation pioneer who was a member of the Mercury 13 program in the 1950s, a privately funded program targeted at preparing female astronauts.
Ms Funk will become the oldest person ever to become an astronaut if everything goes according to plan tomorrow.
Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old student, is also present at the Blue Origin launch.
An anonymous auction winner paid £20 million ($28 million) for the coveted fourth seat, but had to cancel owing to scheduling issues.
The Blue Origin launch is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20 at 2 p.m. BST (9 a.m. EDT), weather permitting.
You will be able to watch the action live online on this page tomorrow.
Because it will be Blue Origin’s first crewed voyage into space, the mission has been called First Human Flight.
Blue Origin has not yet flown humans aboard the New Shepard, unlike Virgin Galactic, which launched earlier this month.
Mr. Bezos and his three friends will take off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One, which is located outside Van Horn, Texas.
The voyage is expected to last roughly 11 minutes, providing the team the opportunity to experience weightlessness and explore our globe from a new perspective.
New Shepard will take the astronauts’ capsule past the Karman line, which is the globally recognized space barrier at 62 miles (100 kilometers) altitude.
New Shepard will detach from the rocket and return to Earth in the same way that a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket does.
The capsule will slowly descend back into the atmosphere after it has re-entered the atmosphere. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”