Bezos will travel further into space than Richard Branson
In the event that all goes well, New Shepard’s suborbital flight will take the group past the Kármán Line, the universally perceived limit of space, at almost 330,000 feet, or around 62 miles over the Earth. That will give Bezos and Blue Origin — which he established in 2000 — gloating rights over Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson, whose flight recently aboard SpaceShipTwo hit a pinnacle height of around 282,000 feet, surpassing NASA’s designated Earth-Space limit of 50 miles, however missing the mark concerning the Kármán Line.
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Blue Origin versus Virgin Galactic
Besides the height, the New Shepard dispatch has some other key differences with Branson’s July 11 flight: instead of taking off from a cushion, the Virgin Galactic vehicle was dropped from under a specially designed airplane at around 50,000 feet prior to terminating its ascent engines. The Virgin Galactic spacecraft also floated back to Earth for a Space-Shuttle-like runway landing.
On the other hand, the 60-foot tall New Shepard launches like a customary rocket, and its capsule is designed to get back hanging from three parachutes in a way similar to NASA’s human spaceflights of the 1960s and 70s. Notwithstanding, its booster will get back to the cushion for a soft score so that it tends to be reused later. Also, the capsule, with Bezos and his crewmates aboard, will return to the high plains of Texas using slowing down rockets, instead of splashing down at sea.
New Shepard, which is completely autonomous, is named after Alan Shepard, who in 1961 turned into the first American into space…