Istanbul-New York flights will be reduced to 76 minutes

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.

With the development of technology, millions of people who travel in a shorter time can have a much ‘faster’ experience. Hypersonic aircraft, developed according to newly made claims, will reduce the distance between London and New York to 50 minutes. When a small calculation is made, it will reduce the flight to Istanbul and New York to 76 minutes.


Experts on the subject say that the use of hypersonic jets and passenger-carrying rockets will increase. This billion-dollar industry, which is expected to be open to the public, will reduce the hours spent on the road much lower than expected.

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.


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.

Meanwhile, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk also has comments on the subject. He says the Starship rocket could be used to transport humans on hypersonic journeys around Earth, not just fly them to Mars. Some companies even think the technology could be ready by 2050.


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.


Returning to Earth, Jeff Bezos said, “This is the best day,” and thanked Amazon customers for making this special trip materially real.

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.


“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.

It has been announced that the cost of the 11-minute space journey, which the founder of e-commerce giant Amazon, US billionaire Jeff Bezos, made the previous day with the rocket called “New Shepard” developed by his company “Blue Origin”, was $ 5.5 billion.

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.


Many drew attention to the fact that Jeff Bezos (57) sold Amazon shares of $ 1 billion a year and spent $ 550 million per minute of the journey, while Jeff Bezos (57) spent $ 550 million per minute to carry out space travel, while working Amazon employees with low wages and in bad conditions. Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez (51) watched the billionaire’s press conference. Sanchez attracted attention with his $ 17,500 Rolex watch and solitaire ring.

They hit the ground

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who came to the agenda with his wool gloves at the swearing-in ceremony of US President Joe Biden in January, reacted to Jeff Bezos. Sanders, in a statement on Twitter, stated that Bezos did not pay income tax in 2007 and 2011, saying:

“Am I supposed to be impressed when a billionaire goes into space for several years without paying federal income taxes, while workers at his company struggle to pay their medical bills, rent, and food for their children?”

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.


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.


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.