The Jakarta Post
Blue Origin is preparing to transport people to space with suborbital commercial space flights. (Instagram/jeffbezos)
Have you always dreamed of traveling to space? With the technology of the 21st century, space travel has always been hinted to be just a couple of years and maybe decades away. But now it seems that the company Blue Origin has decided to roll things out a little bit faster.
Owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin announced on June 19 that it will begin selling tickets for suborbital commercial space flights next year. Although most details have not been disclosed, Blue Origin has reported test-flying its space vehicle successfully eight times, with the latest being April 29.
Ticket prices have yet to be disclosed, but they are not unlikely to be low. Bezos hinted that they had not even begun discussing prices yet in an interview in May. It has been speculated, however, that the prices will still be lower than the estimated price of ElonMusk SpaceX’s for carrying people to the moon in 2022.
Unlike its rival Virgin Galactic, which has booked hundreds of reservations for tickets at $250,000 each, while flight dates cannot yet be confirmed, Blue Origin has announced a policy of not taking reservations until its New Shepherd suborbital vehicle is ready for flights. (ely/mut)