In these days when the space race is getting hotter, it is expected that the flights between countries and cities will also improve. Especially the private jets developed by two billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos for space travel will enable air travels to take place faster in the future.
EXPECTED TO BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC
Bezos and Branson used their billions to launch themselves into the stratosphere while enjoying the excitement of spaceflight once reserved for highly trained pilots and astronauts. The flight to Istanbul and New York, which is 8 thousand 40 km, takes 10 hours and 35 minutes under normal conditions.
REDUCES 1 HOUR TO 16 MINUTES
With hypersonic aircraft and advanced jets, this can be as low as 1 hour and 16 minutes. It’s pretty exciting nonetheless. This vehicle, which is expected to be developed, can reach a speed of 107 km / h per minute.
This technology, which will drastically reduce long-haul flight times, is already being explored by the likes of Virgin Atlantic. Bezos’ New Shepherd Blue Origin rocket and Branson’s VSS Unity are the first planes to carry just one or two people, but will be able to carry many more in the future.
BEZOS HAS JUST STARTED IN SPACE
The rocket developed by the space research company Blue Origin, owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, was launched into space at 16:12 in Turkey.
The vehicle carrying four people, including Bezos, returned to Earth after a short space journey. On the historical journey, Bezos was accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen.
THIS IS THE BEST DAY
In the images shared about the moments without gravity, the team of 4 people did somersaults and threw candy at each other. Billionaire businessman Bezos said he was “surprised at how normal” the zero-gravity environment felt.
CAPSULE WITH THE LARGEST WINDOWS LAUNCHED INTO SPACE
“I can’t wait to go again,” said Wally Funk, the oldest member of the crew. Funk, 82, was part of an astronaut program in the 1960s that was planned to take women into space but did not materialise. Carrying 4 people, the capsule stands out as the capsule with the largest windows ever launched into space.
The spacecraft, called New Shepard, was developed to serve in the field of space tourism, which is predicted to have an important place in the future.
Bezos, who turned out to be the richest person in the world with a fortune of 205 billion dollars, did not pay income tax in 2007 and 2011, after his space travel, “I would like to thank every Amazon employee and customer. Because you paid this cost,” he said. These words caused a great reaction.
HE WATCHED ALSO
They hit the ground
Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, also reacted to the billionaire’s statement, saying, “Jeff Bezos forgot to thank all the hardworking Americans who pay taxes to keep this country afloat while he and Amazon pay nothing.” Hundreds of people on social media announced that they canceled their Amazon Prime memberships in response to Jeff Bezos.
ACCEPT THE CRITICISM
In an interview with CNN, Jeff Bezos said that he accepts this criticism of people who argue that instead of spending millions of dollars on space, they should use their money to solve the problems in the world.
Arguing that money should be spent for both the world and space, Bezos argued that his company Blue Origin is trying to open a way to space and that if this happens, humanity going to space will “solve” many problems in the world.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, was launched into space yesterday at 16.10 in Turkey with his space research company Blue Origin rocket.
Bezos was accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old pilot Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, on the historical journey that everyone was eagerly waiting for and lasted for 13 minutes. Funk became the oldest person in space, and Daemen became the youngest.
‘SOFT LANDING’ WAS REALIZED
The crew capsule landed, scattering a huge cloud of desert dust. Before hitting the ground, the capsule uses a so-called “push-back” system, which creates an airbag under the gumdrop-shaped vehicle.