Blue Origin plans to launch private space station for commerce and research, can house 10 people at one time
According to a fact sheet released by Blue Origin, Orbital Reef will fly at an altitude of 500 kilometers (310 miles), slightly above the ISS, with inhabitants experiencing 32 sunrises and sunsets a day.
William voiced his disapproval a day after William Shatner became the oldest man to fly to space in a rocket built by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
Shatner became the oldest person in space, eclipsing the previous record — set by a passenger on a similar jaunt on a Bezos spaceship in July — by eight years
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At high g-forces, blood can be pulled away from the head which can starve the brain of oxygen and lead to visual changes including tunnel vision, loss of colour or complete loss of vision.
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New Shepard launches to an altitude of roughly 101 km, a widely recognized marker of where space begins and known as the Kármán line and the full mission lasts about 10 minutes.
While Blue Origin did reveale the names of two members of the four-person crew it did not confirm whether William Shatner would be on the flight.
Elon Musk's SpaceX has four private space tours - Inspiration4, AX-1, space adventure and dearMoon - lined up with various private players travelling to the moon or orbiting the earth.
Blue Origin’s mission comes on the heels of its growing feud with NASA with the company filing a lawsuit against the agency over the Artemis 3 mission.
The human landing system contract is worth $2.9 billion and Bezos said "this offer is not a deferral, but is an outright permanent waiver."
First tickets sold by Virgin Galactic were sold for $200,000 to $250,000 each, but the cost for future sales will go up.
On Tuesday, Earth's wealthiest person Jeff Bezos and a crew of three others blasted off and spent a mere three minutes in space.
Tyson had also said that neither Branson nor Bezos actually went to space since it was just a suborbital flight.
The people who sold you the internet will now sell you the moon and the stars.
The Amazon founder has faced increasing activism within his own workforce and stepped up pressure from critics to improve working conditions
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The all-civilian crew will include Bezos, his brother Mark; female pilot that NASA rejected for its astronaut program, Mary Wallace 'Wally' Funk and high school graduate Oliver Daemen.
Daemen is not the anonymous bidder who paid $28 million for a ticket in an online auction as they will fly on a future mission due to a scheduling conflict.
She will accompany Bezos, his brother and an auction winner will be the first people to fly in a Blue Origin rocket and capsule.
While the live stream will begin 90 minutes before the launch, the spacecraft will launch at 6:30 pm IST.
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