Bezos, Branson, and Musk are in altitude competition. Musk already made it to the International Space Station and back, but now he and the two other billionaires aim at commercial flights for deep-pocket customers.
Editor’s note: Boring
Reply: They can experience weightlessness. Lose the shackles of earth.
Editor’s note: Go on
Reply: ...and touch the face of God.
Editor’s note: I got it. Okay?
Richard Branson of Virgin Air made his flight on his Virgin Galactica space rocket on July 7. Amazon's Jeff Bezos is going up to real outer space on his rocket Blue Origin, Tuesday, July 20.
It seems it isn’t outer space unless you go past the Karman Line,, which is 62 miles up. Branson's rocket only went 50 miles up. Did Branson experience weightlessness? Maybe yes, maybe no.
The International Space Station sits 250 miles up there, well past the Karman Line. Everyone floats around weightless with the greatest of ease.
Bezos plans to crack the 62 miles Karman Line, reach suborbital space, and experience weightlessness or swimming without water.
Elon Musks’s SpaceX rockets have already successfully made the 250-mile trips to the space station and back with cargo and astronauts. However, Musk himself hasn’t made the outer space voyage. Instead, his travels remain on earth in Teslas.
Like the Wright brothers, the Branson and Bezos flights last just a few minutes.
Miraculously, no one’s referring to the flights as the journey.
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