The second Brazilian to go into space on a Bezos spacecraft this Saturday  Innovation

The second Brazilian to go into space on a Bezos spacecraft this Saturday Innovation

Victor Correa Hespanha, 26, of Minas Gerais, should be the country’s first astronaut and the second Brazilian to go into space this Saturday (4th).

He will take part in a Blue Origin flight, a company owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos. Takeoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. (Brasilia time)Texas, USA.

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The team was scheduled to take off on the 20th, but the tour was postponed due to security concerns after inspecting the rocket.

Oh Subordinate flightWhich, like a “round trip” into space About 10 minutes long. In it, the rocket reaches its maximum altitude – about 100 kilometers – and then returns to Earth.

The journey is similar to the one that Bezos himself embarked on last July. All 6 crew members are space touristsThat means there are no professional astronauts on board The ship does not need a pilot.

Understand the difference between suborbital and orbital flight

Understand the difference between suborbital and orbital flight

Hespanha, a production engineer, got his place in the spacecraft after buying an NFT (non-fungible token) from the Crypto Space Agency (CSA) for R $ 4,000. The CSA randomly selected trips among buyers, and the miners were lucky.

So far, the only Brazilian to have gone into space is astronaut Marcos Pontes, who spent 8 days on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2006. In this case, it was a Orbital flight: It took off from the Baikonur base in Kazakhstan on March 29 aboard the Russian Soyuz-TMA spacecraft.

Brazilians in space – Photo: Arte / g1

Sixteen years later, Victor Hespanhar’s journey comes at a time when billionaires are marked by space competition who want to invest even more in extraterrestrial tourism and the satellite Internet. This is the case with Blue Origin, Bezos and SpaceX, Elon Musk.

“It’s scary, I never thought [que conseguiria], I am a normal person, but I am getting this amazing opportunity. To show that space travel is not just a billionaire thing “, he told G1 Minas Gerais that he had been selected.

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Jeff Bezos’s space travel company has so far traveled 20 spaceships, but there were only four passengers. In July 2021, the businessman participated in the first human mission with three others.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has completed its fourth manned space mission

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has completed its fourth manned space mission

In October of the same year, it was the turn of actor William Shatner Captain Kirk From the series “Star Trek” (“Star Trek”) finally go into space. He traveled with three more passengers.

In December 2021, Blue Origin made a third manned flight, this time with six people: the maximum capacity of the New Shepard spacecraft. Among them was Laura Shepard, daughter of Alan Shepard, who became the first American to go into space 60 years ago and named the spacecraft after him.

The fourth human mission took place in March 2022, when six more went into space.

Understand the Blue Origin mission that will take Brazilian Victor Hespanha to space – Photo: Cayenne Albertin / G1

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