STATES CHRONICLE – Jeff Bezo unveils the Blue Origin spacecraft developed especially for him together with some new images of the interior of the space capsule. The images were made public on March 29, and the spaceflight company claims that the New Shepard capsule will be used to send people in space trips after paying for such a journey.
Soon people will be bound to pay for space journeys
The images revealed show comfortable black seats, tilted back for passengers to face up when the spacecraft sets off. Bezo argues that it will be fun when the spaceship reaches suborbital space and passengers will be allowed to unbuckle their seatbelts and experience weightlessness, floating around in the cabin.
During the journey, passengers can look out the windows which were specially designed to be the largest windows in space, observing our planet from afar and all the stars nearby. Back in October 2016, Bezo argued Blue Origin was on track with the development of their first human test flights by the end of this year. The first customer flight is scheduled to take place in 2018.
Blue Origin designed the New Shepard capsule to perform space travels
The New Shepard capsule was built to reach suborbital altitudes, which are not high enough for the spaceship to circle planet Earth. The customer flight will last approximately 11 minutes. The Blue Origin company stated that this capsule could also be used as a microgravity lab, aside from using it as a vehicle for tourists. Bezos claimed that their flight-test program for the newly developed craft is bound to demonstrate the performance of the system.
Despite worrying for the flight-tests, he also was concentrated on the design of the craft’s interior, wanting to offer his customers comfort and safety. Blue Origin has already accomplished some test launched with its new capsule, including the landing of the vehicle’s reusable rocket booster. Bezo’s company also focused on relaunching some used boosters.
Spaceflight industry experts stated that reusable boosters could help the company set a lower cost for these spaceflights. Blue Origin did not yet start selling tickets for space journeys, and they also chose not to reveal the price of a space journey for the moment. However, on the website of the company, people may sign up to receive updates about the space trip and pricing whenever they will be available.
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