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Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson are not considered astronauts by the United States |  Blue Origin |  Virgo Galaxy

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson are not considered astronauts by the United States | Blue Origin | Virgo Galaxy

The United States is making an amendment to the definition of the word “astronaut‘, after the exploits you have carried out Jeff Bezos NS Richard Branson, each with its Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic companies.

The new rules for Few He says that aspiring astronauts must meet two requirements: to be part of the flight crew and to make contributions to the safety of Spaceflight.

To qualify as a commercial astronaut, a space traveler must rise to 80 km On Earth, which is what Branson and Bezos accomplished. However, the US agency stated that they must also “demonstrate activities during the trip that were necessary for General Security Or contribute to the safety of manned spaceflight.”

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The FAA said the changes were intended to enhance the “commercial suites” scheme with the function of protecting public safety during commercial spaceflight.

The trips of Jeff Bezos and Rickard Branson are not enough to take the title “astronaut wings”. On the other hand, those who want the title of “Trade Wings” should also be nominated. A spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said CNN They are not currently reviewing any submissions.

‘Wings’ Bezos and Branson’s saw were made by them private companies, but there is still a way for them to be recognized as astronauts, as the FAA’s new arrangement suggests there are honorary awards in merit function وظيفة.

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