Jeff Bezos’s company Blue Origin’s rocket has created history by successfully completing its fifth space journey this year. Canadian actor William Shatner was also involved as a crew in this flight on Wednesday. His age is 90 years. A capsule was launched from a rocket named NS-18. It had 4 crew members. In addition to William, Blue Origin Vice President Audrey Powers, Plant Lab co-founder Chris Bashuijn and Medidata cofounder Glenn de Vries were also among them.
Total flight duration of 11 minutes
Blue Origin has its own launch pad and private facility in West Texas, USA. This is where the rocket took off. A few minutes later, this spacecraft landed on Earth. This mission took a total of 11 minutes from start to finish. Of these, 3 minutes were the most exciting, when the crew spent about 3 minutes in weightlessness. During this the weight of the person is absolutely zero and he can fly in the air.
Journey from movies to reality
Interestingly, William Shatner played the role of Captain Kirk in the Hollywood superhit series ‘Star Trek’. This time he actually became a part of a mission which is being described as very important and successful in the direction of space tourism. His age is 90 years. Earlier, at the age of 82, Wally Fenck went to space. This mission was also of Blue Origin and this first mission was launched in July.
three times the speed of a rocket
The rocket’s speed during the mission was three times the speed of sound. Another special thing is that this rocket was on completely autonomous mode, there was no pilot in it. While returning, the crew resorted to parachutes and they landed safely in the desert area of Texas. This rocket can be used again in the future. This rocket can also be used in cargo missions.
Bezos launched space tourism service in July
Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin launched the first space flight in July this year. In the space tourism sector, he competes with Sir Richard Brenson of Virgin Atlantic. Richard and Bezos are trying to take space tourism to a new level. Bezos says that Blue Origin has sold 100 million tickets so far. However, on Wednesday, which passenger ie crew was given tickets for how many dollars, it has not been disclosed yet.
Recently, the US Federal Aviation Administration had also raised some questions regarding private space tourism. An NGO related to this has also done the same. Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith got these questions wrong.