Amazon founder and richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, on Tuesday successfully flew into space on the New Shepard spacecraft, which was built by his company Blue Origin. Virgin Galactic was down more than 8% at the open on Tuesday. The rocket with the New Shepard capsule successfully launched at 16:12 Moscow time from the private Bezos spaceport near the city of Van Horn in the desert in western Texas. Two minutes after takeoff, the spacecraft separated from the launch vehicle and briefly went into space, writes the BBC. He crossed the Karman line, which separates the Earth’s atmosphere from space, after which a few minutes later began to descend and landed a few kilometers from the launch point with the help of three parachutes. During the flight, the spacecraft with 4 astronauts accelerated to a maximum speed of 3595 kilometers per hour and rose to a height of 107 kilometers above the Earth. The entire flight from the moment of launch to landing was 10 minutes 10 seconds. Blue Origin plans to make two more passenger flights in 2021. Presumably, they could take place in September or October, Bezos said at a press conference after the flight. His company has already received $ 100 million in private flight orders. Nine days before Bezos, another billionaire, Richard Branson, flew to the edge of space. Branson’s Virgin Galactic is Blue Origin’s main competitor in suborbital flights. While Blue Origin shares cannot be bought, you can take part in the space tourism race by buying shares in other companies. For example, mature, flying into space since the beginning of its exploration (Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, L3Harris), or innovative, in the early stages. The latter are much more risky, but they can also bring huge profits to investors, writes Forbes. Most of these companies are not public (for example, SpaceX is the second most important project of Elon Musk, which is gaining momentum quite quickly), some have recently gone public (for example, Virgin Galactic Holdings, Astra Space), some are only planning. Source: FXPro