With the billionaire space race in full swing, the question arises. What makes an astronaut?
9:11 AM Est from West Texas the company Blue Origin launched for the first time with humans on board their New Shepard rocket. Founder Jeff Bezos, along with his brother, and the oldest and youngest person to ever venture to the edge of space made this historic trip while opening sales for the companies industry, space tourism.
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Space tourism. The very term sounds like something from the far distant future. However, it is currently 2020, and this year could very well be the year in which the super-wealthy begin travelling to space as tourists. Both Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin seem to be on the cusp of bringing untrained, untested, but extremely wealthy individuals to space, if even for only a few moments. How did we get to this point, and what does the future hold for those who wish to “boldly go” to the edge of space, or even beyond?
In West Texas, Blue Origin is flying high. On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Blue Origin launched the twelfth […]