Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin on Wednesday declared the date that it will fly its initial group of astronauts into space.
On July 20, the spacecraft named Blue Shepherd will take off into space, conveying astronauts, as well as whoever becomes the highest bidder of an online auction for one coveted seat on the flight.
Any individual can offer any amount they want on the seat, as indicated by the organization, and no offers won’t be noticeable until May 19. When they are, members should offer out their rivals for the seat. The offering will finish up with a live online closeout on June 12.
The cash will be given to “inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and help invent the future of life in space” by means of Blue Origin’s foundation, the organization said.
The competition among private companies in the space industry is heating up as the government elevates missions to return the moon and land on Mars.
Blue Origin recently lost a $2.9 billion NASA agreement to construct the lunar landing craft that will return astronauts to the moon for the first time in decades. That award was rather given to Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which presented its reusable Starship spacecraft for the mission.
NASA executives said their objective was to land Americans on the moon “as quickly and safely as possible.”
Bezos’ organization fought the award, as first detailed by The New York Times, to which Musk prodded that Bezos proved unable “get it up (to orbit).”
That mission is relied upon to propel NASA toward its objective of landing astronauts on Mars.
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