China News Service, October 14th. According to foreign media reports, the "New Shepard" spacecraft of the American aerospace technology company Blue Origin under the billionaire Bezos was carried out in a small town in western Texas on the 13th. Took the second space trip.
On October 13, local time, Blue Origin's "New Shepard" aircraft completed its second manned space flight, which lasted about 10 minutes.
The 90-year-old William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk in the American science fiction film series "Star Trek", completed "Space Travel".
According to the report, among the four passengers, the 90-year-old Shatner, an actor who appeared in the classic American science fiction TV series and movie "Star Trek" (Star Trek), has deeply rooted fans in his role as Captain Kirk in the play. Many movie fans came to the launch station that day to witness Captain Kirk's flight mission and start a suborbital space journey of about 10 minutes and 20 seconds.
According to reports, when the spacecraft reaches an altitude of about 105 kilometers, it separates from the launch rocket and flies autonomously for about four minutes, during which the passengers are in a state of weightlessness.
After that, the space capsule was carried back home by parachute and landed in the Texas desert.
The 90-year-old Shatner is now the oldest person ever to go to space.
"This is incredible," the 90-year-old said, after about 11 minutes of journey through the earth's atmosphere and back to the Texas desert again, he shed tears of excitement.
Shatner marveled at the experience of weightlessness and the magnificent view of the earth from space.
According to the Blue Origin website, this is the 18th space test flight of the "New Shepard" aircraft.
The manned space flight was originally scheduled to launch on the 12th, but it was postponed due to weather.
On July 20 this year, the "New Shepard" spacecraft completed its first manned space test flight. Four people, including Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and former CEO of Amazon, participated in the first test flight.
In addition to Blue Origin, a number of companies such as the US Space Exploration Technology Company and the British Virgin Galactic Company are also actively developing space vehicles, striving to seize the opportunity for commercial space tourism.
On September 18 this year, the "all-civilian" space "tour" of the US Space Exploration Technology Corporation successfully returned to Earth after orbiting the Earth for about three days.Keywords: blue origin, william shatner, bezos, spaceman, space flight, new shepard, american, spacecraft, aircraft, star trek, texas, captain, media reports, space trip, space travel