According to Reuters, citing a statement from the regulator, the company needed to confirm that
United States Federal Aviation AdministrationThe (FAA) required Blue Origin to verify the health of all New Shepard systems and software during a test flight in order to allow the delivery of passengers to the edge of the earth's atmosphere.
As a result of the tests, the FAA concluded that it was in compliance with the regulatory requirements, so the license was approved. It will be valid until August 2021.
Four space tourists, includingBlue Origin founder Jeff Bezos and his brother are due to fly in exactly one week on July 20. This flight will be the first for the company to launch its vehicle with passengers on board. Previously, the company conducted 15 tests of its suborbital ship, but a human-sized mannequin equipped with sensors acted as a passenger.
If the cost of a suborbital flight aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft is estimated at $ 250,000, Blue Origin does not specify how much the flight will cost.
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