Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin house tourism flight launches July 20
A New Shepard rocket launches on a take a look at flight.
Jeff Bezos’ house enterprise Blue Origin will launch its first astronaut crew to house on July 20, flying on its house tourism rocket known as New Shepard, the corporate introduced Wednesday.
Blue Origin has but to open ticket gross sales or launch pricing details about New Shepard flights, however will host a public public sale for a seat on the primary crewed launch.
A sealed on-line public sale will run till Might 19 and bids can go as much as $50,000 – with the corporate requiring extra identification data and a $10,000 deposit for larger bids. Then, from Might 19 onward, Blue Origin will maintain a public bidding course of – earlier than a closing stay on-line public sale on June 12.
“We’re auctioning off the primary seat to learn our basis Membership for the Future,” a Blue Origin video mentioned.
New Shepard is designed to hold as many as six folks at a time on a journey previous the sting of house, with the capsules on earlier take a look at flights reaching an altitude of extra…