Tickets to space: Jeff Bezos’ company to start offering seats on his rocket

Tickets to space: Jeff Bezos’ company to start offering seats on his rocket

If your dream is to travel in a space rocket, the time has come to pool your savings and break the piggy bank.

Blue Origin, the company of billionaire Jeff Bezos, announced that it will soon begin selling tickets for sightseeing tours on its “New Shepard” rocket, named after Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut to go into space.

“It’s time. You can buy the first seat at #NewShepard,” the company said in a promotional announcement shared on its social networks.

Although the price of the 11-minute trip is not yet known, Blue Origin asks those interested to subscribe on its website so that they receive notifications from Wednesday, May 5.

According to Blue Origin, New Shepard is a reusable rocket system designed to carry astronauts and research payloads beyond the Kármán line, the internationally recognized boundary of space.

It is the first time in more than 20 years that astronauts from the American, European and Japanese space agencies have flown together.

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