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World Bezos Becomes Second Rich Man to Take Joyride in Space

17:40  20 july  2021
17:40  20 july  2021 Source:   thedailybeast.com

Branson prepares to fly in the space on board the Virgin

 Branson prepares to fly in the space on board the Virgin space-exploration / virgin: Branson is preparing to fly in the space on board the Virgin ship by Steve Gorman Las Cruces, July 11 ( Reuters) - British billionaire Richard Branson was about Sunday to rise more than 80 kilometers above the new Mexico desert, on board in its Virgin Galactic rocket, on the occasion of the first flight of Complete crew test of the device in space. Richard Branson, who will accompany five employees from Virgin Galactic Holding Inc., presented the flight as the beginn

The world’s richest man was blasted into space on his own rocket Tuesday morning with his brother, an octogenarian aviation pioneer, and a Dutch teen who graduated high school last year.

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Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos lifted off at 9:11 a.m. ET alongside his younger brother (and volunteer firefighter) Mark, 82-year-old aerospace legend Wally Funk—who trained as an astronaut in the 1960s but never left Earth—and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen of the Netherlands, a paying customer who was a last-minute replacement for an unnamed auction winner that bid $28 million to be on the flight but begged off at the last minute over a scheduling conflict.

The Most Random Space Crew Ever

  The Most Random Space Crew Ever Jeff Bezos and three strangers walk into a spacecraftThere’s Bezos himself, the richest person in the world, who sold some of his Amazon stock to fund his space venture, Blue Origin. His brother, Mark, with whom he wanted to share the experience. Wally Funk, an 82-year-old American pilot who in the early 1960s passed the same training tests designed for male astronauts, but was rejected by NASA. And Oliver Daemen, a Dutch 18-year-old who just graduated high school last year.

The foursome traveled aboard New Shepard, a suborbital rocket operated by another of Bezos’ companies, Blue Origin. (The cost of Daemen’s ticket, which was picked up by his father, a private equity executive, has not been revealed.)

The craft is named for Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American to reach space. It took off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One near the tiny West Texas town of Van Horn and is expected to return to Earth within 10 to 12 minutes. This morning’s flight marked the reusable spacecraft’s third trip.

The mission, which Blue Origin dubbed NS-16, was the company’s first manned launch, and Funk and Daemen are now the oldest and youngest people ever to travel to space, respectively. Bezos will have to settle for being only the second billionaire in space, after Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson went there and back on his own company’s rocket-plane earlier this month.

Jeff Bezos is preparing to fly in turn in the space aboard the New Shepard

 Jeff Bezos is preparing to fly in turn in the space aboard the New Shepard Space-Exploration-Blueorigin: Jeff Bezos is preparing to fly in turn in the space aboard the New Shepard © Reuters / Reuters Photographer Jeff Bezos prepares to fly in turn in the space aboard the New Shepard by Eric M. Johnson Van Horn, Texas (Reuters) - The founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, s 'Will fly on Tuesday in the space on board the New Shepard rocket, assembled by its company Blue Origin, a new stage in the race of billionaires to space tourism.

The New Shepard capsule is fully autonomous, and is not carrying a trained pilot on its flight. None of the four passengers are wearing spacesuits, which Bezos called “redundant,” since the New Shepard’s cabin is pressurized.

Blue Origin expects to follow Tuesday’s successful launch with two more human spaceflights before the end of 2021, more than half a dozen in 2022, and would like to one day launch a crewed flight every two weeks or so, according to company CEO Bob Smith.

Gary Lai, senior director of the New Shepard design unit, told The Washington Post that the team’s goal was to build a spacecraft that they would trust with their children aboard.

“Our standard is to fly anybody for a space tourism mission and for them not actually to take any substantive risk,” Lai said.

Space travel, for now, is only for the extraordinarily wealthy. Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa is scheduled to orbit the Moon in 2023 aboard a rocket flown by SpaceX, the company owned by Elon Musk. In September, American tech billionaire Jared Isaacman will embark on a three-day Earth orbit on a SpaceX craft. However, Bezos has said he envisions a time in the not-too-distant future when “millions of people are living and working in space.”

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