The astronauts spent a few minutes beyond the Earth’s atmosphere and the Karman border, which runs at an altitude of a hundred kilometers.
World the richest man Jeff Bezos made a literally new conquest today as he singed out on his first space trip.
Bezos and others in the rocket landed at about 16.22 ground. The space flight took just over 10 minutes.
Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket was to be launched from Texas at four o’clock in Finnish time. The launch was delayed slightly, but the rocket was successfully launched about a quarter to four.
US media CNN’s according to the space journey is scheduled to take about 11 minutes.
Blue Origin said on his Twitter account at 4:16 p.m. that the rocket has crossed the Karman border at an altitude of one hundred kilometers.
New Shepard is scheduled to climb to a height of 106 kilometers. Astronauts get to spend a few minutes beyond the Earth’s atmosphere, considered the boundary of space, the Karman border.
Another billionaire, founded the space tourism company Virgin Galactic Richard Branson narrowly ahead of Bezos when he made his first space trip just over a week ago.
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Amazon accompanied by owner Bezos, the 82-year-old is leaving for space Wally Funk as well as the company’s first paying customer, my Dutchman Oliver Daemen.
With the flight, Funk becomes the oldest man of all time and Daemen the youngest man to go into space.
The fourth member of the crew is Bezos’ brother Mark Bezos.
An anonymous person who wins a seat on the flight at the auction will not be allowed to participate, but will participate in some future flight. According to the company, the reason is schedule problems. The mystery winner paid $ 28 million for the space flight, or nearly $ 24 million.
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Apart from the first flight, not much is known about the company’s future plans for space tourism. Unlike Branson’s Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin has not officially started selling tickets for space flights.
The company tells news agency AFP that it wants to make two more flights this year, and several more next year.