Technology Space tourism: Jeff Bezos announces the first flight of his Blue Origin rocket

Space tourism: Jeff Bezos announces the first flight of his Blue Origin rocket




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A new page in space tourism is turning. Blue Origin’s first tourist space trip will take off on July 20. Jeff Bezos will be there.

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon, will launch the first tourist flight in the space of his company Blue Origin. He announced that he would participate in this flight himself. “JI want to do this flight because it’s a childhood dream, it means a lot to me“, he declared. He will be accompanied by pilots and astronauts, aboard a spaceship which has already flown on autopilot. He proposed to his own brother to accompany him.

Twenty years ago, the American millionaire Dennis Tito carried out the first tourist flight in space. Today, it is aboard their own ships that the giants of Silicon Valley take flight. Elon Musk may have won the contracts with NASA. But it is Jeff Bezos who will travel first in orbit. He will be followed in a few months by entrepreneur Richard Branson.



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