Blue Origin thinks that in order to maintain Earth, humanity will need to develop, explore, discover new energy and material resources, and relocate industries that are harmful to the planet into space. Blue is working on this right now by building partially and totally reusable launch vehicles that are safe, low-cost, and can serve all civic, commercial, and defense customers.
Over the course of two days, Bezos and the other three passengers—his brother, Mark, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and a paying customer from the Netherlands named Oliver Daemen—went through around 14 hours of training.
Blue Origin & its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos and a crew of three into space on Tuesday (July 20), kicking off a space tourist program for folks who’ve always longed to fly in space.
Jeff Bezos launched Blue Origin with the goal of establishing a future in which millions of people live and work in space to benefit Earth.
According to Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith, this specific capsule and rocket has conducted two previous trips. Despite the fact that Blue Origin employs and a client rather than having the former astronauts test the vehicle. “Quite honestly, we didn’t see any value in doing things step by step in that method,” Smith added.
Their flight will be completely self-contained. The capsule will detach from the rocket after launch, giving the passengers around three minutes of weightlessness before resuming their seats for the return to Earth. As the vehicle returns to Earth’s atmosphere, the passengers will feel around 5 Gs as gravity acts on the vehicle.
Blue’s efforts to send astronauts to space on New Shepard, develop reusable liquid rocket engines, build a highly reusable orbital launch vehicle with New Glenn, and return Americans to the Moon’s surface—this time permanently—will write new chapters in the history of spaceflight and bring us closer to realizing that founding vision. Our motto is “Gradatim Ferociter,” which means “Step by Step Ferociously.”