Connect with us


Bezos crossed the Pocket line, “where space begins.” Branson didn’t. 10 Minute Ride Records – Observer



Bezos crossed the Pocket line, "where space begins."  Branson didn't.  10 Minute Ride Records - Observer

Jeff Bezos flew out of Texas on a rocket, flew into space inside the capsule for four minutes, saw the Earth’s curvature, and returned to touch Earth ten minutes later, at a moment that was apotheosis by friends, family and Blue Origin members. records that will go down in the history of space exploration. One of them was exactly the height at which he arrived, which, unlike what happened to Richard Branson, leaves no doubt that he reached space.

The New Shepard rocket was the first rocket to go into space with a fully civilian crew and was remotely controlled by the Blue Origin team. In addition, Bezos managed to overcome 86 kilometers in height (and this only from the point of view of the American authorities means reaching space). The Bezos rocket traveled 100 kilometers, crossed the Karman line.

But this Tuesday, there was more recording of the trip: aboard the capsule, which he took with him, in addition to his brother Mark, Wally Funk and Oliver Oliver Daman, who at the age of 82 and 18, respectively, became the eldest and the youngest. man of history reaches space.

The first photographs of the (short) second space travel. “The Best Day” for Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world.

Tuesday’s trip was awaited with high expectations, not only because of the risks associated with suborbital travel, but also because of the emotion and adrenaline that a trip to space generates, making the moment broadcast live worldwide. Thousands of people are placed on screens in four corners of the world, everything went according to plan and four space tourists were able to experience weightlessness in space and see the beauty of the curvature of the planet.

At the end of the trip, Jeff Bezos confessed that he was fascinated by the “beauty and fragility” of the Earth from space, a trip from which expectations were high, but still “exceeded.” And because Bezos believes the future is through space, the billionaire has pledged to make space travel more accessible to everyone.

After spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 20 years and 15 successful tests (without passengers) of the New Shepard rocket named after Alan Shepard, the first American to reach space, on July 20, 1969. Exactly 52 years ago, Blue Origin decided to take the next step and send people to space.

Also, to fly, New Shepard doesn’t need a pilot on board, since the whole process is controlled remotely, through a team from Blue Origin, which controls all steps from computers. In the case of Virgin Galactic, space travel requires the presence of a pilot inside the ship – besides Richard Branson, remember two pilots and three other members of the company crew flew – and the journey, which was nine days ago, took about an hour, since the rocket plane was delivered by the base ship before takeoff, and this process took about 45 minutes.

12 minutes late and after all safety checks before departure New Shepard departed Texas at 2:12 pm and reached three times the speed of sound.… Two minutes after takeoff, the passenger compartment separated from the rocket, and the crew experienced a feeling of weightlessness for about four minutes – they unfastened their seat belts, swam, went to the window and peered into the curvature. From the ground between moments of fun captured on video.

After that, when New Shepard was already quickly descending towards Texas, where it would land vertically, the capsule descended, gradually slowing down, especially after three parachutes were involved. The landing at 14:22 was successful., completing the journey and starting the celebrations – the first unmanned flight with a fully civilian crew was successfully completed.

But Bezos’ journey into space did not go down in history just because it climbed higher, because the crew chosen by the owner of Blue Origin was not accidental. Jeff Bezos not only invited his younger brother Mark Bezos, but also insisted on being present during his first flight into space. Wally Funk, a pilot who, since the 1960s, dreamed of becoming an astronaut.

Wally Funk travels into space aboard Jeff Bezo’s rocket. But what does this big step mean?

Despite being a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) flight safety inspector and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector, a pilot since 19 years old and trained over 3,000 people to fly, Wally Funk never had the opportunity to go into space. … He came close to this when he participated in NASA’s astronaut training program, but, since she is a woman, she was not allowed to become an astronaut and go into space

See also  Polish banks risk bankruptcy over Swiss franc loans, regulator warns

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

Read also: We already know when the Bugatti Centodieci fell into the hands of Ronaldo.

Continue Reading


The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

Read also: Dual-fuel Dacia Jogger Eco-G. We tried 5 seater and LPG…

Continue Reading


See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

See also  Arrival car: An electric vehicle designed for Uber drivers.
Continue Reading