SUBORBITAL FLIGHTS BY 2018?
Spaceflight company Blue Origin still hopes to start taking space tourists on suborbital flights by the end of 2018 using its New Shepard capsule – even though crewed tests won’t go ahead this year. However, founder Jeff Bezos stated that safety was the company’s top priority. “I always remind the team that we’re not racing,” says Bezos. “We’re not going to take shortcuts. We’re going to put humans on this vehicle when we’re ready and not a second sooner.”