Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos will go to space. Aboard the New Shepard Suborbital vehicle, he will fly to outer space on July 20. This is going to be the first crewed flight to the stars of Blue Origin.
So, what’s so special about this New Shepard Capsule is that it is completely autonomous and does not need a pilot.
Jeff Bezos will be accompanied by his brother and another one on this space journey. The other spot will go to the highest bidder in an auction on June 12. The vehicle can hold six passengers.
The date July 20 was fixed for launch because it coincides with NASA’s 1969 Apollo 11 mission. The same mission that had changed history and humans forever. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon.
With rapid industrialisation and urbanisation, the earth is warming up. Numerous issues are afflicting humans now. Jeff Bezos, one of those who oversee the possibility of working and living in space so as to save earth from further anthropogenic changes came up with the idea of Blue Origin.
Blue Origin was founded by Bezos to preserve the blue planet, our Earth. Blue Origin believes in the prospect that humanity will have to expand, explore and find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space.
Therefore, Blue Origin is working in this direction by developing partially and fully reusable launch vehicles.
Moreover, the New Shepard suborbital vehicle is named after Alan Shepard, the first-ever NASA test pilot.
The winning bid amount from the final live auction will be donated to Club for the Future. It will also help inspire the younger generations to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).