Blue Origin, the rocket company of the founder of Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos plans to charge passengers about $ 200,000-300,000 for the first space flights next year, two people familiar with the company’s plans said.
Potential customers and competitors of Blue Origin are eager to learn whether the company will be able to provide sufficient demand for space travel and profit.
One staff member at Blue Origin said that the company will start selling tickets at a cost of about $ 200,000-300,000, and another confirmed this information. Both spoke on condition of anonymity, as information about the company’s pricing policy is confidential.
The company did not respond to Reuters’ request for comment.
New Shepard is a ship capable of carrying six passengers to a height of more than 100 km above the Earth’s surface, just enough that tourists can feel a state of weightlessness for a few minutes and admire the planet.