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Blue Origin hopes to send tourists into space in 2018

Posted in Science on 10th Mar, 2016 04:37 PM by AlexMuller
The secretive Blue Origin has successfully launched its short, squat rocket named New Shepard a handful of times, and the company has even managed to land it softly and re-launch it, becoming the first to reuse a rocket booster, a development which could make space travel much more affordable.
During the press tour, the company didn’t reveal much in the way of new information, but said it will allow outsiders to observe an upcoming test flight at its facility in Texas, and that it will provide more details later this year about its larger Vulcan rocket that will eventually launch from Cape Canaveral.
The company's ultimate goal is to carry tourists about 62 miles above the surface of the Earth, not quite high enough to reach orbital space, but high enough to experience weightlessness and see the curvature of the Earth. If the human tests in 2017 go well, the company says it could begin launching tourists as soon as 2018.
Of course, things don't always go as planned in the rocket business, and Blue Origin's timetable has been pushed back several times before. But with the company's recent successes, it looks like they could soon be ready for takeoff.

Tags: spaceAmazonJeff BezosBlue Originrocketreusable rockethardwarespace tourism

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-03-11
Space explorations are not famous for their safety, we all know how much risk is involved even in simple operations. Sending tourists on such " trips" has to be worked out carefully
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-03-11
Yes, but it is probably this sense of adventures that will sell these very expensive tickets Reply


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