Jeff Bezos Space Travel Risk: Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is going on a space trip on July 20. Jeff Bezos, the owner of about $ 190 billion, wants to fulfill his childhood dream by risking his life.
The journey is full of dangers, Kalpana Chawla had lost her life
Traveling in space has always been full of dangers. Indian-origin astronaut Kalpana Chawla died in a space flight accident. In view of this danger, Bezos’s company Blue Origin has been working very hard on its New Shepherd rocket for the last decade. There have been many successful tests of this rocket. The rocket on which Bezos and his brother Mark Bezos are going is completely autonomous. However, there is a danger in this as well. According to the report of American TV channel CNN, Bezos is going to do this space journey by keeping his life in the palm. Often when we think of space travel, it comes to our mind that astronauts go round the earth while floating in space. Jeff Bezos and the other passengers accompanying him are not going to do that. Bezos and fellow passengers will go up into space and then return. They will remain in space for only about 11 minutes. According to CNN, Bezos’s flight will only reach an altitude of about 100 km from the earth. It is considered the beginning of outer space.
Bezos will go by rocket and with the help of space capsule
There should be enough power inside a rocket to be taken to space that it can fly the rocket at a speed of at least 27 thousand kilometers per hour. Actually, the force of Earth’s gravity can pull the spacecraft towards itself, so it is necessary to fly at a very high speed. Bezos’s New Shepherd rocket is a suborbital flight and it will travel to space at three times the speed of sound. It will go straight into space until most of its fuel is exhausted. After this, the crew capsule will separate from the rocket when the rocket reaches the highest altitude and will continue to roam in space for some time. During this, the crew will also experience a few minutes of weightlessness, which is due to the loss of Earth’s gravity at such a height. After this, the space capsule will take Bezos towards Earth. After this the New Shepherd rocket will open the parachute to reduce its speed. On the other hand, the rocket will take off separately and restart its engine. After this, with the help of his computer, he will land at the right place.
Know how much danger is there in Bezos’ space flight
The New Shepherd Capsule from Bezos’ company Blue Origin is fully automated and does not require a pilot. So far in 15 test flights there has never been an accident with this capsule. This means that the danger in Bezos’ space flight is low. However, this does not mean that Bezos’ flight is completely free from danger. Due to the suborbital flight, this rocket will not have to go through the high speed and complicated process of re-entering Earth’s orbit. This will reduce the risk. In fact, when the spacecraft re-enters Earth’s orbit, its temperature reaches 3500 degrees Fahrenheit. Due to this, the astronauts sitting inside have to face enormous pressure. Due to the high speed and high altitude, there is a lot of danger in it. Even a small mistake can be fatal. Bezos is going to an altitude of about 3,50,000 feet. Here the capsule he is going to, he will not need to wear a spacesuit. Even if there is a lack of oxygen in the cabin, there will be oxygen masks so that he will be able to breathe.
Bezos is taking risks to fulfill his childhood dream
Bezos’s new Shepherd rocket is designed in such a way that if an emergency occurs, the capsule will detach from the rocket midway and passengers will be away from that rocket. Not only this, the capsule has been made in such a way that even if the parachute does not open, it will land safely on the earth. According to experts, even after so much security, this space journey of Bezos is not completely free from danger. It can also be fatal. In 2014, a Virgin Galactic flight was broken into several pieces. One pilot was killed in this accident. Actually, traveling to space has been a childhood dream of Jeff Bezos. Bezos will leave for space on July 20 with his brother and other passengers. July 20 is the same day that America’s Apollo 11 mission stepped on the surface of the moon. Bezos wrote about his space travel, ‘Looking at Earth from space changes you, it changes your relationship with this planet. I want to board this flight because it is something that I have always wanted to do in my life. It’s a thrill. This is very important for me.