Test Rocket Designed for Tourist Successfully Launches into Space


A test rocket designed for tourist has successfully launched into space earlier today. The rocket took off from Van Horn, Texas, carrying 38 NASA supported research payloads that perform scientific experiments about the effect of a zero gravity environment.

This is the 11th test of Blue Origin’s New Shepard Rocket and could possibly be the last as the company prepares to send its first group of customers into space. Blue Origin is a company founded by Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos. Although the company has not sold any tickets, nearly 600 people have reserved tickets.

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