Jeff Bezos’s space navigation company, Blue Origin, stated that it is running to fly humans to space after making the 14th successful mission to space in mid-January this year. The New Shepard rocket that clocked the 14th mission left the […]
Jeff Bezos’s space navigation company, Blue Origin, stated that it is running to fly humans to space after making the 14th successful mission to space in mid-January this year. The New Shepard rocket that clocked the 14th mission left the company’s private launch site in Texas, hosting an advanced crew capsule with a Mannequin Skywalker prototype.
The booster’s detachment allowed the crew capsule to cover 107 kilometers above the sea level surpassing the Kármán line level, which separates the Earth’s atmosphere and the outer expanse. The new Shepard project can host six space navigators or tourists in the passenger cabin. The first trial for this characteristic took 10 minutes and 10 seconds in which the capsule turned about 2-3 degrees in a second to project the potential of the spacecraft to make a 360-degree view in the mission.
The booster’s re-entry to Earth was characterized by a steady landing on the company’s pad with the crew capsule docking with parachutes and retro thrusters. The Blue Origin director of astronaut and orbital operations, Ariane Cornell, stated that the company is heading towards humans’ deployment to space.
Cornell explained that space should not be limited to scientists and astronomers alone but be accessible by everyone since they all deserve to get a glimpse of the origin of scientific knowledge and truth without being forced to agree with what they have not witnessed. The company made it public that it would take reports from anyone who has been to space since they all come with different perspectives and descriptions. Moreover, people can make the right deductions that are meaningful and thoughtful from different viewpoints.
Blue Origin has displayed that it is on the pathway to making more outstanding contributions to society. The company’s recent streak of space launches and missions indicates that it is heading towards the place where SpaceX is operating. However, the management has made some uninformed decisions, including the procurement of buildings and utilities through renting to run its activities.
Although the move seems to save on costs, it does not allow the company to be inventive while enjoying the ownership of the habitation where their resources exist. This matter may appear trivial, but it would affect the company in the future if it does not purchase the land containing its resources from its owners. Additionally, the company would have the authority to develop any structure.