June 15, 2021

Last week, Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space company called Blue Origin concluded the online auction for the first seat on New Shephard, a rocket system meant to take tourists to space. The seat went for a winning bid of $28 million.

Blue origin

  • Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company headquartered in Kent, Washington.

  • it was founded in 2000 by Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive officer of Amazon.

New Shephard

  • New Shepard is blue origin’s reusable suborbital rocket system designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Kármán line – the internationally recognized boundary of space.

  • New Shephard has been named after Mercury astronaut Alan Shephard – the first American to go to space.