On December 11, the aerospace company Blue Origin of billionaire Jeff Bezos announced that it had successfully completed the third flight to send people into space.
On this journey, Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft took two guests, Laura Shepard-Churchley and Michael Strahanbay, into space. Laura Shepard-Churchley is the daughter of astronaut Alan Shepard – the first American to fly into space in 1961. Michael Strahan is a famous television personality, journalist and former professional football player who America.
In addition, the flight also had four self-paying passengers: aerospace operator, philanthropist Dylan Taylor, investor Evan Dick, father and son founder of investment and marketing firm Bess Ventures, Mr. Lane Bess and Mr Cameron Bess. The cost for this flight has not been disclosed.
The booster lifted the spacecraft from the launch pad into the sky over West Texas, crossing the internationally recognized space boundary about 100km with a flight journey of 11 minutes.
The passengers had a few minutes of experiencing zero gravity and gazing into space through the spacecraft’s window. The New Shepard then landed in a desert area, successfully ending the flight.
Blue Origin’s previous flights sent the company’s founder, billionaire Bezos, and Star Trek actor William Shatner into space.
The year 2021 marks significant events for the space tourism sector. Virgin Galactic also sent founder Richard Branson into space, while billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX company sent four people into orbit.