The company had announced the exciting news via a video released on Thursday—which officially marked a countdown clock on the Blue Origin website. The clock is set to countdown to May 5—when the company is expected to reveal more details on the space tourism venture, including how to secure tickets.
“Guys, how exciting is this—come on!” Bezos said in the video, which was aptly titled “It's time.”
While Blue Origin has remained tight lipped about the cost of the tickets, Bezos has mentioned in passing that the cost of a ride on the New Shepard tourism rocket will be comparable with other space tourism companies. The price of a ticket to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic offering, to give you an idea, is about US$250,000 per passenger.
The prospect of finally booking a ticket to space is in fact very exciting for outer space aficionados—but the New Shepard space tour is just the beginning when it comes to real space travel.