Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-07-20 19:10:00 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WSMV)-The American Space Race in the 21st century won another competitor this morning in the deserts of western Texas. Blue Origin’s autonomous New Shepard rocket brings Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, 82-year-old aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Dutch physics student Oliver Damon to Earth’s surface. Launched over 62 miles from.
All actions from takeoff to landing took just over 10 minutes, and all four passengers experienced about 3-4 minutes of weightlessness. Celebrating the 52nd anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s lunar landing in 1969, this flight was Blue Origin’s first manned flight following 15 unmanned test flights.
“We live on this beautiful planet. We saw this. I can’t imagine the thinness of the atmosphere when viewed from space. We live there and look very big. This The atmosphere is huge and we can ignore it and treat it poorly, “Bezos said. After Virgin Group founder Richard Branson flew on July 11th on the first full-cruise flight of the VSS Unity spaceplane, he became the second millionaire to reach space within two weeks.th..
Blue Origin has two more flights this year that will reuse the same rocket.
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