Florida, US – Blue Origin launched official artwork on a capsule and navigation experiment for a moon landing in space on Thursday.A month after sending founder Jeff Bezos on the company’s first passenger flight.
No one was on board the 10-minute flight, which included more experiments from NASA and others.
Artist paintings from Ghana, Amoako BoafoThey were in three parachute panels on the outside of the capsule at the top. Boafo drew a self-portrait, as well as photos of his mother and a friend’s mother, explaining that “a mother’s love comes from somewhere out of this world,” said Blue Origin launch commentator Kiah Ehrlich, who is also the company’s official.
Utah-based Uplift Aerospace has commissioned Boafo “Suborbital Triptych” as part of its new technical program in space.
A New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on Blue Origin’s 17th space flight. The rocket landed in an upright position several minutes after takeoff. The fully automated capsule continued at an altitude of 105 kilometers (66 miles) before parachuting at a nearby point.
On July 20, Blue Origin used another rocket and capsule to fly briefly Amazon founder Bezos, his brother, and two other passengers — an 82-year-old woman and a 19-year-old male — into space who set records on behalf of the oldest and youngest people who have ever traveled into space.
Blue Origin hasn’t given a specific Thursday date for its next passenger flight, but it has reported $100 million worth of tickets have been sold so far. The company – which does not disclose ticket prices – plans to switch between tourist and research trips, sometimes with scientists on board.
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