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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin successfully completed its fifth launch

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin successfully completed its fifth launch
The Siliconreview
06 June, 2022

The suborbital journey lasts for around 10 minutes from liftoff to touchdown

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space tourism venture completed its fifth crewed launch on Saturday. The venture is carried out by the New Shepard rocket. A problem with the New Shepard rocket's backup system, delayed the previous launch. This was the second crewed flight for the company this year, following NS-20, which launched and landed on March 31. The company's suborbital journey lasts for around 10 minutes from liftoff to touchdown. It touches an altitude of about 350,000 feet (106 km). The Blue Origin venture took six people above the Karman Line- the internationally recognised boundary of space. The journey includes treating passengers to a few moments of weightlessness before descending back to Earth for a parachute landing.

The mission is an opportunity to provide people with the life-changing experience of witnessing the beauty and fragility of our planet from space. Many companies, such as Virgin-Galactic, founded by Richard Branson, and Elon Musk's SpaceX, have also tried to make space tourism and space travel a reality. Other space giants like, Axiom, SpaceX, and NASA have touted such missions as a milestone in expanding privately funded space-based commerce, constituting what industry insiders call the "low-Earth orbit economy," or "LEO economy." The flight took off from Launch Site One, in West Texas.