Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:46 AM (GMT+7)
The Karman Line at an altitude of 100,000m is considered the boundary between Earth and space – where there is a zero-gravity environment.
Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket has just sent four passengers into space, including the company’s founder, billionaire Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon). This is the result of billions of dollars of investment, after dozens of test launches and related controversies. Compared to the flight made by the Virgin Galactic company of billionaire Richard Branson (British), Blue Origin flew higher (more than 107,000m compared to 86,000m), sometimes reaching a speed of nearly 3,600km / h.
New Shepard took off at 8.11am (local time) carrying a passenger compartment containing 4 people, crossed the Karman line (where the altitude of 100,000m is said to be the boundary of space) at 8:15 am. After a few minutes of allowing the passengers to experience zero gravity, it lowered altitude to return to atmosphere, and then the rocket and passenger compartment separation took place. The missile landed at the designated location for reuse; while the crew drifted slowly to Earth by parachute, touching the ground at 8:22 a.m. with a total flight time of 11 minutes.
Clip summarizes the process of the New Shepard spacecraft sending 4 crew members into space, passing the Karman Line.
Billionaire Richard Branson (British) has just completed the first space flight on the spacecraft of Virgin Galactic company…