NEW SHEPHERD. – ( SPACE TOURISM )
A company called Blue Origin concluded the online auction for the first seat on New Shephard, a rocket system meant to take tourists to space.
□ ABOUT :-
◇ New Shephard has been named after astronaut Alan Shephard – the first American to go to space – and offers flights to space over 100 km above the Earth.
◇ It is a rocket system that has been designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Karman line.
◇ The idea is to provide easier and more cost-effective access to space meant for purposes such as academic research, corporate technology development and entrepreneurial ventures among others.
◇ It will also allow space tourists to experience microgravity by taking them 100 km above the Earth.
◇ Microgravity is the condition in which people or objects appear to be weightless.