The time has arrived! We’re at the start of a new era of human spaceflight, commercial suborbital rides to the edge of space! And what’s crazy is there isn’t just ONE company doing it, but two companies are entering service at almost the exact same time! Of course we’re talking about Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and their SpaceshipTwo space plane and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin with their New Shepard vehicle.
So here’s a little overview of what exactly suborbital spaceflight is, what you could expect on one of these rides, and then go over each system, comparing them side by side for the ultimate rundown.
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00:00 – Intro
01:30 – What is Suborbital Spaceflight?
05:50 – Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo
12:45 – Blue Origin’s New Shepard
20:50 – Side by Side Comparison
24:45 – Summary