Space & Cosmos|How overmuch does a summons to abstraction connected New Shepard cost? Blue Origin isn’t saying.
Oct. 13, 2021, 11:12 a.m. ET
Oct. 13, 2021, 11:12 a.m. ETOct. 13, 2021, 11:12 a.m. ET
By Joey Roulette
Blue Origin has declined to publically authorities a terms for a summons to alert connected New Shepard. The institution is nearing $100 cardinal successful income truthful far, Mr. Bezos has said. But it’s unclear however galore summons holders that includes.
“We don’t cognize rather yet” erstwhile Blue Origin volition publically denote a price, Mr. Bezos told reporters successful July aft his formation to space. “Right present we’re doing truly good with backstage sales.”
Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teen aboard Blue Origin’s archetypal crewed formation successful July, was occupying a spot that the institution auctioned disconnected for $28 million, a steep fig that adjacent shocked immoderate institution executives. Of that total, $19 cardinal was donated arsenic to 19 abstraction organizations.
Mr. Daemen, 18, wasn’t the winning bidder. His father, a backstage equity executive, was the runner-up successful the auction and was adjacent successful enactment aft the existent winner. That individual, who has not been named, plunked down $28 cardinal earlier postponing their travel implicit a scheduling conflict, Blue Origin said astatine the time.
Tickets to the borderline of abstraction connected Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo were hiked to $450,000 successful August, from $250,000, erstwhile the institution reopened summons income aft a yearslong hiatus.
Flights to orbit — a overmuch higher altitude than Blue Origin oregon Virgin Galactic’s trips spell — are acold much expensive. Three passengers to the International Space Station next twelvemonth are paying $55 cardinal each for their seats connected a SpaceX rocket, bought done the institution Axiom Space.
Many affluent customers and abstraction institution executives spot the steep summons prices arsenic aboriginal investments into the nascent abstraction tourism industry, hoping the wealth they enactment down tin assistance little the outgo of launching rockets.