The new space race continues. This week we watched as billionaire Richard Branson landed in New Mexico, US, after leaving the planet’s atmosphere in one of the ships manufactured by his company, Virgin Galactic.
Now whoever has everything ready for a new feat is Jeff Bezos, who received permission to conduct a manned mission aboard one of his company’s ships, Blue Origin, on July 19.
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He will also be a passenger on a New Shepard rocket from Western June, accompanied by his brother, Wally Funk, the 82-year-old aviation pioneer and winner of a $28 million auction, according to DW.
El cohete New Shepard de Blue Origin está programado para despegar en un desierto en el oeste de Texas para un viaje de 10 minutos, cuatro de los cuales los pasajeros pasarán sobre la línea Karman, que internacionalmente marca el inicio del espacio, a 100 km Earth.
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Passengers can then float in weightlessness for a few minutes and observe the curvature of the Earth. Blue Origin’s first manned flight comes against the backdrop of fierce competition in the field of private space exploration, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson.
This announcement comes a few days after we became aware of it Bezos More and more wealth is accumulating.
According to Blomber, founder of Amazon It reached a record net worth of $211 billion last week after shares of Amazon.com Inc. soared.
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This came after the Pentagon canceled a contract with Microsoft.
With information from Agence France-Presse
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