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Jeff Bezos for the space capsule from Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos for the space capsule from Blue Origin

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Jeff Bezos for the space capsule from Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos' space tourism project with Blue Origin competes with a similar development program by Space X, the rocket company founded and run by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and Virgin Galactic, supported by Richard Branson.

Bezos revealed in April 2017 that he finances Blue Origin annually with approximately $ 1 billion (£ 720 million) in Amazon shares.

The system consists of a pressurized cockpit hood on top of a reusable booster rocket & # 39; New Shepard & # 39 ;.

Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, vigorously follows Blue Origin as he tries to launch his & # 39; New Glenn & # 39; rocket in a low orbit around Earth.

While Bezos still has to leave the Earth's atmosphere despite several successful launches, Elon Musk's SpaceX program has already sent the Falcon Heavy rocket into space.

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On February 6, 2018, SpaceX sent the rocket to the orbit of Mars, 140 million miles away.

On board was a red Tesla roadster that belonged to Musk itself.

Elon Musk with his Dragon Crew capsule

Elon Musk with his Dragon Crew capsule

Elon Musk with his Dragon Crew capsule

SpaceX has won several multi-million dollar contracts from NASA because the space agency hopes to use the missiles as a fast track for the red planet colonization.

It successfully sent a Dragon capsule to the ISS and released it without problems.

NASA has already selected two astronauts aboard the first manned Dragon mission.

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Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic successfully conducted two test flights of the Unity spacecraft of the Virgin Galactic.

The first took place in December 2018 and the last took place on 22 February.

The flight accelerated to more than 2,000 miles per hour (Mach 2.7).

To date, more than 600 well-off clients, including celebrities Brad Pitt and Katy Perry, have reserved a place of $ 250,000 (£ 200,000) on one of Virgin & # 39; s space travel,

The billionaire mogul also said he expects Elon Musk to win the race to Mars with his private rocket company SpaceX.

Richard Branson with the Virgin Galactic vessel
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Richard Branson with the Virgin Galactic vessel

Richard Branson with the Virgin Galactic vessel

SpaceShipTwo can carry six passengers and two pilots. Every passenger gets the same seating position with two large windows – one on the side and one above the head.

The spacecraft is 60ft long and has a cabin with a diameter of 90 inches, so that the astronauts have maximum space to float in gravity.

It climbs to 50,000 feet before the rocket engine ignites. SpaceShipTwo separates itself from the transport vessel, White Knight II, after it has passed the 50-mile mark.

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Passengers become & # 39; astronauts & # 39; when they reach the Karman line, the limit of the Earth's atmosphere.

The spacecraft then makes a sub-orbital journey with about six minutes of weightlessness, with the entire flight taking about 1.5 hours.

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