Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Rich People are emptying their pockets in order to hitch the first ride on Blue Origin’s suborbital crew capsule

The rich rushed to participate in Blue Origin’s first manned mission of the New Shepard, and bid $2.8 million to experience 10 minutes on the edge of space. The company said in a statement yesterday that the capsule had been auctioned earlier this month, first with a sealed tender, which attracted “more than 5,200 bidders from 136 countries.”

On Wednesday morning, when the public bidding phase of the auction began, the highest bid came: $1.4 million. By the afternoon it had risen to $2.8 million. 

The RSS First Step is a gumdrop-shaped capsule that can accommodate 6 seats. It is preparing to dispatch the first crew members sometime in the next six months. One of the seats will be reserved for the winning bidder and the rest will be reserved for the company to choose. Of passengers. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Blue Origin charity “Future Club”. The company has not revealed the fares of the seats, but through the auction, it has a good understanding of who the potential customers are and what they are. Willing to pay. Blue Origin Astronaut Sales Director Ariane Cornell said earlier this month: “Let’s say that the most active bidders will be very clear on our radar, so when we open those tickets, We will know who to contact.” 

The company said that the mission will debut in the next few months, and more will follow. Blue Origin’s reusable 60-foot-tall New Shepard thruster will be launched from a desert in Texas to a space capsule about 65 miles beyond the Kalman Line, which is internationally recognized as the Earth The limit of the outermost atmosphere. This trip brought breathtaking views of the earth and brought passengers the possibility of experiencing the “overlook effect”, which astronauts describe as a shift in the consciousness of the earth when viewed from space. The effect, however. The public bidding phase for the New Shepard seat will end on June 10 and will enter the online real-time auction on Saturday, June 12. “Participants must raise the bid limit by 5 pm on June 10. EDT will participate in the live auction on June 12,” a Blue Origin spokesperson said. The highest bid is updated in real-time on the company homepage. According to a staff member of the RR Auction Company, the number has increased by 10%. Blue Origin Auctions, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the aerospace company has so far conducted 15 test flights in New Shepard with no personnel on board. Operate before flying the astronaut. “


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