Elon Musk’s closest space tourism rival showed incredible footage from Earth’s orbit

Elon Musk’s closest space tourism rival showed incredible footage from Earth’s orbit

January 16, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Elon Musk’s closest competitor in space tourism, the rocket company Blue Origin, founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, has successfully launched an updated New Shepard rocket into space.

A video of the incredible views from space was posted on the company’s Twitter on January 15. During a test flight, a returnable rocket booster and a capsule for passengers were tested, according to the company’s website.

The company is working on a rocket for space tourists to look at Earth from space and experience microgravity.

The test rocket New Shepard was launched from West Texas on January 14. The crew capsule separated and headed for Earth orbit, and the launch vehicle successfully landed about two miles from the launch pad.

“After that, a few minutes later, the Skywalker dummy in the upgraded crew capsule landed with parachutes. It all took about 10 minutes from launch to soft landing of the capsule,” says the Blue Origin website.