WHY IN NEWS?
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved “Blue Origin license” in order to carry humans on New Shepard launch system into space.
- Former Amazon.com Chief Executive, Jeff Bezos, is to fly to space on July 20 through Blue Origin’s maiden crewed voyage.
- Blue Origin is authorized to carry humans while FAA license is valid through August.
- Blue Origin is approved to conduct these missions from its Launch Site One facility in Texas.
- This flight is coming after space-tourism rival Virgin Galactic successfully sent its crew to the edge of space.