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Passengers on aspiring space tourism honcho Jeff Bezos' suborbital vehicle better use a bathroom beforehand – and carry their own barf bag – because there is no system to deal with human waste, Space.com reported.
The surprising new details of the New Shepard – produced by Bezos' private spaceflight company Blue Origin – were revealed at the 33rd annual Space Symposium, Space.com reported. The company is hoping to launch its first flight next year.
Ticket-holders - Adventure - Miles - Surface - Earth
The six ticket-holders for the first 11-minute adventure will travel 62 miles above the surface of the Earth – an altitude at which they will be weightless and see the curve of the planet and darkness of space, Space.com reported.
Each passenger will be in a seat reclining to nearly face the ceiling, and positioned to have a view out one of the capsule's windows. Once in space, they will be able to unbuckle and float for about four minutes.
Bathroom - Advance - Bezos - Symposium - Audience
"Go to the bathroom in advance," Bezos told the symposium audience, Space.com reported. "The whole thing, from boarding until you're back on the ground,...
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