20.07.2021 – 16:37
Billionaire Jeff Bezos is back on Earth after flying a few minutes into space this Tuesday, with the New Shepard rocket. Thus Jeff Bezos becomes one of the first “astronauts” launched into space from the “Blue Origin” capsule in its New Shepard rocket.
The crew capsule successfully completed the mission by rising into space and within minutes it was back again and the whole crew was overjoyed.
Before landing, the capsule used what is called a “retrothrust system,” which creates an air cushion under the capsule structure to further support the landing. Moreover, each of the passenger seats is also placed on top of the shock-absorbing mechanisms, and passengers do not feel the impact that the collision receives with the ground. One expert described it as a “gentle touch” and “how to sit in a chair”.
Bezos is accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos, Wally Funk an 82-year-old space race pioneer and an 18-year-old student.
They traveled in a capsule with the largest windows of a capsule in space, offering stunning views of the Earth.
New Shepard, built by Bezos’s Blue Origin’s company, was created to serve the emerging space tourism market
The spacecraft took off at 14:12 local time from a private launch site near Van Horn, Texas. el / abcnews.al /