Fifth Blue Origin flight scheduled for subsequent week

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Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin area tourism firm introduced Friday that its subsequent rocket will take off on Could 20 with six passengers on board.

One of many vacationers would be the first lady born in Mexico to enter area.

Liftoff is scheduled for 8:30 am (1330 GMT) from western Texas. Will probably be the fifth manned area flight for the corporate.

Katya Echazarreta, who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, arrived in the USA at age seven. Now 26, she’s going to develop into the youngest American lady in area. The engineer was sponsored by the “House for Humanity” program, which seeks to democratize entry to area and chosen her from amongst 7,000 candidates.

The crew will even embody the second Brazilian individual to enter area, Victor Correa Hespanha.

Blue Origin takes passengers above the Karman line, which marks the beginning of area at 100 kilometers (62 miles) excessive. The flight lasts about 10 minutes complete.

Passengers can unfasten their seat belts and float for a couple of moments in zero gravity whereas they admire the curvature of Earth by means of the rocket home windows.

The worth of a ticket is just not recognized.

Amazon founder Bezos participated within the first manned flight of the New Shepard rocket in July 2021. Since then, the rocket has additionally carried Star Trek icon William Shatner and Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of the primary American in area.


Daughter of first American in area on subsequent Blue Origin flight


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