July 24, 2021

Blue Origin’s first manned flight – Bezos flies into space – is he risking his life?

Bezos flies into space – is he risking his life?

The flight

A graphic shows the flight path of the New Shepard missile.
The capsule's speed is reduced by three parachutes before it is scheduled to land in the Texas desert.

The risks

Passengers cannot steer

The New Shepard missile takes off on a test mission.  (January 23, 2019)

“As soon as the engines are fired, there is nothing that a human can do.”

No toilet on board, more security

Interior view of the capsule in which the six-person crew will be located.