Blue Origin, the American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company, has successfully launched its fourth space tourism mission, adding yet another accomplishment to Jeff Bezos' rocket enterprise.

The lucky six passengers, including a Blue Origin engineer and five regular customers, boarded the New Shepard capsule at the company's West Texas launch facilities. Fueled by a 60-foot-tall rocket, the passengers flew to more than three times the speed of sound, in other words more than 2,000 miles per hour. The capsule curved past the Kármán Line at 62 miles altitude, which is known as the altitude at which outer space begins. The new space travelers experienced several minutes of weightlessness and were able to look out their window for those emblematic Earth sightings.

Would you like to be a passenger on Blue Origin’s next flight? While there’s no public record of how much folks have paid for their seats, Blue Origin has previously auctioned off a ticket for a whopping $28 million. If that sounds like a little too much for you, Virgin Galactic, another spaceflight services company, is currently selling seats for $450,000.

Perhaps there will come a time when most humans will be able to afford a trip to space. For now, we must sit tight and wait for space tourism to continue moving forward and hopefully become more middle-of-the-road.

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