Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, has completed his space voyage in his blue-origin rocket. It was a great success, and the rocket landed well enough back to its position. Being the richest man on the planet, it was another great success by him to show that people can travel in space in nearby future.
A complete journey
Jeff completed his childhood dream to explore heaven in his company’s rocket. His dream to travel in space was from 5 years old. It was an 11-minute ride and made space tourism viable. He completed the voyage tour well within time. Before firing a retro thruster, the spaceship floated down on three giant parachutes. A cloud of sand was set while it was landing at one or two miles an hour.
First time in Blue Origin
Over the West Texas launchpad, the Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket went through the sky at about 8:12 a.m. local time on the 20th of July. The rocket carried Jeff, his brother, and two more. Blue Origin is the first flight that had people on board, which Bezos founded in 2000. He had a vision for the future to drive millions of people to live and work in space. The flight, New Shepherd, had flown without any crew for 15 times.
Just before touchdown
A 10-foot tall capsule with reclining leather seats detaches from the booster to lift beyond the Karman line 62 miles above the earth. The passengers experience the best moments of their lives as they feel complete weightlessness for a few minutes and can get an unforgettable view. It indeed is a heavenly feeling to fly high in the sky. After that, the strap back and have a free fall in a desert ground with six parachutes. To have a soft landing, the retro thruster slows down before the touchdown.
The specialty of the rocket
Despite the purpose of New Shepherd being a space tourism buzz, the main goal is to make these trips a routine on rockets that can be reused like airplanes. The specialty of this flight is that the booster will return to its landing pad rather than breaking apart in the sky to be reused. To lower the cost of space travel, this idea of reusable rockets is the best. It can also be made more accessible. Blue Origin does not disclose the expected price of future space trips.
Amazon stocks to fund Blue Origin
Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, stepped down as Amazon CEO earlier to work as executive chairman of the e-commerce giant. Jeff has been selling the Amazon stocks to make sufficient funds for Blue Origin, based in Kent, Washington, and has 3500 employees. It also builds rocket engines that can be used for satellite launching.c