Rocket to take tourists into space

Billionaire Jeff Bezos' private space company, Blue Origin, unveiled its new capsule that will take paying customers on brief trips into space.

Billionaire Jeff Bezos' private space company, Blue Origin, unveiled its new capsule that will take paying customers on brief trips into space. (3/30/17)

YONKERS - We're getting a closer look inside what will be used to take tourists into space.

Billionaire Jeff Bezos' private space company, Blue Origin, unveiled its new capsule that will take paying customers on brief trips into the atmosphere.

The capsule features six seats arranged in a circle around a glowing blue console. It will attach to the company's new Shepherd rocket.

Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, hopes to have the flight ready to go by 2018. Currently, the suborbital flight is schedule to last 11 minutes. The price for flight has not been set yet.

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