And the picture of the Endurance? It’s one of the most iconic

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a Week Before Their Mysterious Announcement

Blue Origin New buy canada goose jacket cheap Shepard Flies Again,

Today’s breed of billionaire space entrepreneurs likes to keep us guessing, don’t they? Mr. Elon Musk is famous for announcing partial plans on Twitter, then leaving canada goose outlet nyc us to uk canada goose outlet cajole the details out of him. Now, Jim Bezos, Amazon founder and Blue Origin visionary, is making us guess what an upcoming mysterious announcement might mean, all on the tails of another successful flight for New Shepard.

The eleventh flight of the New Shepard rocket went canada goose uk shop off without a hitch today at its West Texas launch facility. The booster canada goose outlet shop returned to its launch canada goose outlet in usa pad and performed a safe landing, and the capsule returned safely via parachute. So what’s next for Blue Origin?

The company has more planned commercial flights on the books. Coolest of all, they expect to fly passengers into space. Their crew capsule will take six passengers, or astronauts as Blue Origin likes to call them, on canada goose clearance a journey up to the Karman line. canada goose outlet canada The Karman line is considered the boundary between space and the Earth’s atmosphere, at 100 km (60 miles) altitude.

Passengers will canada goose outlet toronto factory experience weightlessness, and then they’ll buckle themselves back into their seats and enjoy the capsule ride back down to Earth with parachute deployed. That’s a picture of the Endurance. It was the ship that Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed to the Antarctic in 1914. Shackleton was one of main dudes in Canada Goose Outlet what is termed the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. He went to the Antarctic three canada goose factory outlet times, leading a British expedition each time. He actually died on an canada goose uk outlet Antarctic expedition and is buried on the nearby South Georgia island.

Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic explorer extraordinaire. Pretty canada goose outlet intense looking guy. It says 5.9.19, which in US format means May 9th, 2019. Only days away. So what’s up?

As of this writing, that’s one week away. So expect an announcement next Thursday. And the picture of the Endurance? It’s one of the most iconic ships in the history of human exploration, used to explore one of the most difficult to reach places on Earth. In terms of sailing ships, Antarctica is the most challenging place to explore. Shackleton got the Endurance stuck in pack ice and had to make a 720 nautical mile in lifeboats to reach safety. That’s what he’s most famous for.

The Endurance stuck canada goose in pack ice in the Antarctic. Ten countries launched 17 major expeditions to Antarctica during what’s termed the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. This was all before major advancements in ships and in communications changed exploration forever. But during the Heroic Age, these canada goose outlet store Antarctic expeditions were feats of endurance and, let’s be honest here, canada goose outlet manhood.

Nowadays, it’s the Moon that requires feats of endurance, training, preparation, boldness, and manhood and womanhood. It’s the obvious next target for Blue Origin. (It can’t be Mars. They’re not ready for that yet, are they?)

Prior announcements from Blue Origin suggests that a Moon mission will be announced. They’re already developing a robotic lander that they’ve named Blue Moon. That lander will land on the Moon similar to the way Blue Origin lands canada goose outlet jackets on Earth, and will reportedly be able to carry 10,000 pounds. And then there’s New Armstrong.

New canada goose outlet uk Armstrong is the new rocket being developed by Blue Origin. Let’s face it, with a name like New Armstrong, what else can it be for except canada goose outlet the Moon?

One idea Canada Goose sale bandied about on Twitter is the Shackleton Crater, named after Ernest and located on the Moon’s south pole. Might that be a destination? That seems a little too canada goose outlet online obvious, though the crater has lots of water ice in it, and some say it’s a great spot for a potential base.


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