One city, two borders
Van Horn, Texas is so much more than a playground for space rocket billionaires.
Flying into space with Blue Origin is as simple as filling out an online application, potentially worth tens of millions of dollars for the 11 minutes you’ll be in the stars, and a trip to the small town of Van Horn in far west Texas pays.
Like many other things, Blue Origin is quite curious as to what a seat on its rockets will cost. Oliver Daemon, the 18-year-old son of a European millionaire, had bought a $28 million ticket from his father for the first manned Blue Origin flight in July 2021.
For your part, Blue Origin has a form on his website where he asks aspiring space travelers to share contact information, date of birth, a bio of less than 500 characters, what excites them most about Blue Origin spaceflights, and what adventures they’ve had in the past.
You will also be asked what year you want to fly and how many tickets you want to buy. However, the exact price per ticket is unknown to outsiders, as is what a black hole looks like up close.