It’s a little later than previously estimated, but the aerospace company backed by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, says its planning to take customers into space within the next 18 months—or by April 2019.
"Within the next 18 months we're going to be launching humans into space," he said, reported CNN. "These won't be astronauts... these will be everyday citizens."
Before they start launching regular people, Blue Origin is expected to complete some test flights with pilots and engineers next year.
It’s still unclear how much the 11-minute ride is expected to cost. Though a similar trip on Virgin Galactic is priced at $250,000.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk meanwhile plans to send two paying passengers to fly around the moon in late 2018.
According to Fortune