Billionaire is accompanied by his brother, an 18-year-old and an 82-year-old elderly woman on the first civilian flight without a pilot, which will last 10 minutes
the billionaire Jeff Bezos traveled this Tuesday, 20, to space. Aboard the New Sheppard spacecraft, named after Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut to travel to the space, the CEO of Blue Origin he was accompanied by three other crew on the first civilian pilotless flight. The businessman’s brother Mark, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk, a member of the “Mercury 13” group, also participate in the inaugural flight. The 82-year-old woman, one of the pioneers of the American space program’s program, received astronaut training in the 1960s, but had never been to space. The company’s inaugural flight lasted about 10 minutes. The rocket took off from Earth and rose a hundred kilometers into space, allowing the crew to experience weightlessness. After that, the ship returns to the ground with the aid of two parachutes. Both the takeoff and the return to the ground went correctly. “It’s the best day ever,” said one of the crew into the microphone as he landed on Earth. While significant for the development of space tourism, Tuesday’s flight will not be unique. Jeff Bezos’ company plans to make two more flights into space this year.