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Jeff Bezos’s excursion to space: Here’s all you need to know about the flying visit

Jeff Bezos’s excursion to space: Here’s all you need to know about the flying visit

Sometimes you have to take the risk for something only you can see, right?

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO posted a video on Instagram which quoted: “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend.”

Jeff Bezos is all ready to take a trip to space. Jeff Bezos will be accompanied by his brother along with the mystery bidder. Auctions were held for a seat alongside the founder of Amazon. The bidder paid around $28million during the auction this Saturday. The name of the claimant remains to stay unrevealed.

Why is Jeff Bezos taking a trip to space?

 Jeff Bezos can have anything in this world. From being the first person to own a fortune of over $100 Billion to be the wealthiest person alive, he has it all.

 His company, Blue Origin is an American privately-funded aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company headquartered in Kent, Washington.

 Blue Origin is planning to launch this mission on 20th July, the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

What does the trip look like?

 Bezos brothers and the passengers will be going up and coming back down in 11 minutes

 Blue Origin's New Shepard flights will be brief, up-and-down trips, though they will go more than 62 miles above Earth, which is widely considered to be the edge of outer space.

 “New Shepard's suborbital fights hit about three times the speed of sound — roughly 2,300 miles per hour — and fly directly upward until the rocket expends most of its fuel. The crew capsule will then separate from the rocket at the top of the trajectory and briefly continue upward before the capsule almost hovers at the top of its flight path, giving the passengers a few minutes of weightlessness. It works sort of like an extended version of the weightlessness you experience when you reach the peak of a roller coaster hill, just before gravity brings your cart — or, in Bezos' case, your space capsule — screaming back down toward the ground.” CNN Business quoted.

Does the trip include any risk factors?

 New Shepard is independent of any pilot assistance.

 There is backup safety accompanied with the capsule.

 Considering all the factors, there’s no total guarantee that the New Shepard will not experience any breakdown.

Jeff Bezos is indeed a risk-taker and he makes sure that the risk is worth it. In the end, nothing great comes without risk, does it?

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