December 8, 2023

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Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space company named Blue Origin has concluded the online auction for the first seat on the New Shephard rocket system. It is a rocket system meant to take tourists to space.


  • New Shephard is a reusable rocket system that has been designed to take astronauts and research payloads past the Karman line – the internationally recognized boundary of space.
  • Built by: The rocket system has been built by Blue Origin, space company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
  • Named after: The rocket system has been named after astronaut Alan Shephard – the first American to go to space.
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