Blue Origin wants to follow up its three flights last year by blasting more than twice the number of people into space in 2022.
Jeff Bezos’ space tourism company has so far flown 14 people to space across three flights, including the Amazon founder himself and Star Trek actor William Shatner.
CEO Bob Smith said he expects to ‘easily double’ that figure this year, but if Blue Origin is to do that it would likely need to have a second New Shepard rocket available and to slash the turnaround time between flights.
The spacecraft has a capacity of six people, but of the missions in July, October and December last year only the latter was launched with every seat occupied.
Ambitious: Blue Origin reportedly wants to fly twice the number of people into space this year as it did in…
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