Jeff Bezos in front of the Blue Origin space capsule
Jeff Bezos, nicknamed “Newspace”, says Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk were inspired by the first moon landing when the United States defeated the Soviet Union in a space race in 1969. Each of them wins the “new space race”.
Amazon founder Bezos appeared first on July 20 after announcing plans to launch his space agency Blue Origin’s New Shepherd spacecraft.
The millionaire boss will travel with his brother Mark, the $ 28 million charity bidder and pioneer astronaut Wally Funk, 82.
However, Branson has now announced that he plans to make a submarine for Bezos and his brother nine days ago. He revealed on Twitter that he plans to be the astronaut 001 on the test flight of the Virgin Galactic on July 11th.
Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, said he wanted to go into space and “die on Mars”, but did not say when it would be able to enter orbit.
SpaceX is leading the massive multi-billion dollar space race with NASA equipment ISS and a number of launches in partnership to send tourists by 2021.
On February 6, 2018, SpaceX launched a rocket into the orbit of Mars at a distance of 140 million kilometers.
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NASA has already selected two astronauts, who will be on the first manned dragon mission.
SpaceX began sending a set of 60 satellites into space to help train its Starling network.
Musk hopes it will broadcast free internet access to people around the world and provide a network of interconnected satellites around the Earth.
Branson and the Virgin Galactics take a different approach to capturing space. It has successfully conducted test flights of the Virgin Galactic Unity spacecraft again and again.
The first was in December 2018, and the last on May 22, when the plane accelerated to over 2,000 miles per hour (Mach 2.7).
To date, more than 600 net worth customers, including celebrities Brad Pitt and Katy Perry, have booked a seat of $ 250,000 (£ 200,000) on Virgin’s space flight.
As Branson has said before, I hope Elon Musk wins the race for Mars with his private rocket company SpaceX.
Richard Branson with the Virgin Galactic spacecraft
The SpaceShipTwo can carry six passengers and two pilots. Each passenger enjoys the same seating position with two large windows, one on each side and one over the head.
The spacecraft is 60 feet long and 90 inches in diameter with a cockpit that allows astronauts to float at zero gravity.
It rises to 50,000 feet before the rocket engine ignites. SpaceShipTwo separates after 50 miles from its cruise ship White Knight II.
Travelers become “astronauts” when they reach Fort Kerman, the border of the Earth’s atmosphere.
The spacecraft will make a submarine journey of about six minutes without weight, and the entire flight will take an hour and a half.
Bezos revealed in April 2017 that it is funding Blue Origin about $ 1 billion (£ 720 million) in Amazon shares each year.
The system consists of a group capsule pressed on a reusable “New Shepherd” booster rocket.
Bezos is one of the richest men in the world and has successfully flown the Blue Sheriff’s new Shepherd rocket 15 times.
At its peak, the capsule reached 104 kilometers, above the official spacecraft, and landed vertically seven minutes after takeoff.
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