The Blue appearanceRocket Company Jeff Bezos, completed another trip this Thursday (4). In a companion flight, the NS-22 mission carried six people into space, including the first Egyptian and the first Portuguese to achieve this feat.
This is the sixth space tourism trip Blue appearance In one year. The First with Jeff Bezos in July 2021. In July of this year, Brazilian Victor Hespanha participated in a company mission He became the second Brazilian in space.
The spaceflight lasted 10 minutes and was carried out on the same New Shepard rocket used in other corporate missions. The price paid by tourists to join the trip was not disclosed.
Departed from a base in West Texas. The capsule, propelled by a launcher, reached an altitude of 100 kilometers before descending by parachute and landing in the desert.
Blue Origin’s NS-22 mission takes six more tourists into space – Photo: Disclosure/Blue Origin
Passengers were able to experience zero gravity, which lifted them from their seats for a few moments and gazed at the curvature of the Earth through large windows. “I’m floating,” said one passenger.
The “Space for Humanity” project, which aims to provide access to space for non-astronauts, funded Sarah Sabri, an Egyptian engineer and founder of the Society for the Promotion of Space Research.
Portuguese businessman Mario Ferreira, who participated in the Dakar Rally, also boarded the New Shepherd.
Upon completing this flight, British-American Vanessa O’Brien became the first woman to hold Guinness World Records on land (she climbed Mount Everest) and on water (she descended into the Challenger Depression, the deepest point in the ocean). In the air, across the border into space.
The team was completed by Coby Cotton, co-founder of a popular YouTube channel, entrepreneur Steve Young and Clint Kelly III, who worked at the Pentagon, where he ran a program to develop self-driving cars.
Main competitor Blue appearance Virgin Galactic is on this type of suborbital flight. But with the intention of making some changes, the company’s founder Richard Branson has been on the ground since July 2021 after his spaceship.
What about other flights? Blue appearance?
The mission with the Brazilian marks the 21st space mission Blue appearance , but only the fifth passenger. In July 2021, Jeff Bezos participated in the first manned mission along with three others.
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In October of the same year, it was the actor’s turn William Shatner played Captain Kirk From the series “Star Trek” (“Star Trek”) finally go to space. He was also traveling with three other passengers.
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The A fourth manned mission took place in March 2022When six others went into space.
Brazilian Victor Hespanha participated in Blue Origin’s fifth space mission with passengers. He was drawn after a purchase NFT (Non-Fungible Token) He participated in the July 2022 flight with five others.
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