Jeff Bezos Space Flight: the USA Approves Blue Origin License for Human Space Travel Aboard New Shepard
The USA Approves Jeff Bezos Space Flight Blue Origin’s Licence for Human Space Travel Aboard New Shepard. On Monday, a revelation came from The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the approval of the New Shephard Program. Blue Origin will now have the license to carry humans on the New Shepard launch system into space.
Former Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos will be flying to the edge of space on Blue Origin’s maiden crewed voyage on July 20. The agency confirmed that Blue Origin is authorized to carry humans in its New Shepard launch system. The FAA license is valid through August. The company is approved to conduct these missions from its Launch Site One facility in Texas.
FAA checks the safety standards of the hardware and software of the respective system before giving its approval. Blue Origin successfully verified the safety of its launch vehicle’s hardware and software during a test flight. Thus, FAA granted its approval to confirm that the vehicle system met the regulatory requirements.
Blue Origin’s flight will come a little over a week after its space tourism rival Virgin Galactic’s successful first trip. The Virgin Galactic successfully sent a crew including its founder, British billionaire Richard Branson, to the edge of space.
The Billionaire Space Race: Blue Origin, Tesla and others
Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin, as well as Tesla, the space firm founded by rival billionaire Elon Musk, is eyeing a new space industry. Immense money and research are happening to usher in a new era of routine commercial civilian space travel. The billionaire space race, as some people call it, is driving the future of space technology.
According to the Swiss-based investment bank UBS, the space tourism industry needs to prove that rocket travel is safe for the public. This is the key for the development of a $3 billion (roughly Rs. 22,340 crores) annual space tourism market in a decade.
All this might sound a bit over the top science fiction a few years back. But now, with the advancement of science, it looks like a feasible reality for the future. And the tech billionaire has no intentions to stop here, but the plans are to explore civilization in other habitable planets and space satellites.
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