Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: NASA along with space travel company Blue Origin have come together for carrying new technologies in space.
This association is a part of the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate, which permits other space travel organisations, other than the government to carry out experiments in zero gravity environments.
As per a report published in engadget.com, Blue Origin's part in all this is its payload system that works something like a stack of miniature shipping containers, with each one wired with power, cameras, telemetry data and control systems to carry out and monitor micro gravity research on its New Shepherd suborbital vehicle.
Experiments sent up on the New Shepherd will get about three minutes time in "a high-quality, micro gravity environment" at a height of over 100 km. In the future, as Blue Origin gets closer to manned flights, researchers will eventually be able to fly along for hands-on space experiments.
Until then, Blue Origin will sell a benchtop development unit that can be used to program experiments from the comfort of your own lab.