Friday , September 17 2021

Jeff Bezos managed to travel into space and successfully return to Earth

Billionaire and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, got off the ground from the base in the state of Texas, United States, on a New Shepard rocket and successfully landed on Earth during this Tuesday.

U rocket manufacturer Blue Origin, an airline created by Bezos in 2000, traveled with his brother Mark; 82-year-old pilot Wally Funk; and Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old Dutch student and the son of a billionaire.

The crew took off around 8:13 p.m. (local time), about 12 minutes late due to last minute technical inspections, from a platform located in Van Horn, Texas.

Approximately three minutes after takeoff, the capsule in which the passengers were traveling detached from the launch vehicle. once they reached a height of 76 kilometers, and then independently continued the remaining 30 kilometers to a distance from the earth’s surface that allowed them to experience weightlessness for a few minutes.

New Shepard rocket crossed an altitude of 106 kilometers, and then return to Earth, in a a journey that lasted a total of close to 11 minutes. “Best day,” Bezos exclaimed from inside the capsule as soon as he landed.

Unlike billionaire Richard Branson’s trip from New Mexico a little over a week ago, On today’s voyage, Bezos and his companions crossed the imaginary Karman line 99.7 kilometers from Earth. and that in some scientific fields it is accepted as a division between the Earth’s atmosphere and the universe.

From today Bezos is another billionaire who is a pioneer of space tourism, after Branson, at the age of 70, reached the space limits in a plane produced by his company Virgin Galactic, at which speed he covered 80 kilometers (49 miles) three times faster than the speed of sound.

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