Blue Origin’s New Shepard is ready for launch, on board which six space tourists will be able to experience the thrill of a suborbital flight. The flight number 21 (NS-21) of Jeff Bezos’ launch system, which includes a launcher and a shuttle, both reusable, is scheduled for today at 3.00 pm from the company’s base in Texas. .
The 21 launches include unmanned test flights, while the four manned missions took place in July, October and December 2021 and in March 2022. Also in this fifth flight with tourists on board the overall duration is 11 minutes.
The NS-21 mission includes science popularizer Katya Echazarreta, who at 26 is the youngest American and the first person of Mexican origin to face a suborbital flight; Space for Humanity organization bought her ticket. The ticket for Victor Correa Hespanha was also paid for by a sponsor, while the engineer and investor Evan Dick, who had also traveled on the New Shepard in December 2021, Hamish Harding, Jaison Robinson and Victor independently bought their seats on board. Bishop. In all cases, there are no rumors about the cost of the ticket.
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