Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith said the company needs to build more New Shepard rockets to meet the demand from the space tourism market. The company launched 3 crewed missions last year and Smith believes they can double that in 2022. The space company, owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, currently has 2 operational rockets and uses one for crewed flights and the other for cargo research flights.
Looking for a ticket? Other companies are also stepping up their game in the space tourism market. SpaceX and Virgin Galactic each provided crewed space flights with some tickets available now starting at $450,000. With companies taking note of the robust demand for space tourism the race is on to make these experiences available to more eager astronauts.
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