The 57-year-old Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, is planning a trip to space in his rocket. He will ride a reusable New Shephard rocket that has been tested 15 times by his Blue Origin Company.
When will the flight take off?
Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world by Forbes’ estimate and now he’s going to be the first billionaire to travel to space. The flight will take July 20 on the 52nd anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11 which took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon.
Bezos will be accompanied by his younger brother, Mark who’s an investor and volunteer firefighter. Also, there’ll if a lucky winner of an online charity auction. A New Shephard rocket will take all the occupants to space from remote West Texas on the said date.
Blue Origin’s flight details
Blue Origin took inspiration from Alan Shephard who’s the first American to go to space in a sub-orbital ride aboard a Mercury capsule in 1961. Blue Origin even named its capsule on Alan Shephard. But Bezos flight will be five minutes less than … Read the rest