Among the space tourists, was also the second Brazilian to travel into space, Victor Correa Hispanha, as well as businessmen Hamish Harding, Jason Robinson, Victor Vescovo and Ivan Dick.
The latter had already participated in the third manned flight of the New Shepard last December. Ticket prices are unknown.
The capsule and its occupants were propelled by a launcher that detached once its mission was completed and returned to land on a runway until it could be used again.
The capsule continued its trajectory until it crossed the Kerman line, at an altitude of 100 km, which marks the boundary of space according to an international agreement.
Passengers were able to experience weightlessness for a few moments and see the curvature of the Earth through large openings.
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The capsule then began free-falling back to Earth, slowing down through three huge parachutes before gently touching the ground.
The flight was originally scheduled for May 20, But it was postponed “as a precaution” after an anomaly was discovered in the missile. The company did not provide further details on the matter.
king Jeff Bezos, principal contributor to Blue Origin, He participated in the first manned flight of the New Shepard in July 2021.
Since then, the ship has also carried the iconic Star Trek star actor Captain Kirk, William Shatner and Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of the first American to go into space.
Blue Origin’s main competitor for this type of suborbital cruise is Virgin Galactic, but since last July and the voyage in which its British founder Richard Branson took part, this ship has remained on land to make modifications.
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