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Gopichand Thotakura will become the first Indian tourist to go to space, know how his dream will come true?

It is everyone’s dream to travel to space. But there are very few such lucky people whose dream is fulfilled. But in this matter pilot Gopichand is very lucky. Actually, Gopichand Thotakura is ready to become the first Indian to go to space as a tourist. Gopichand Thotakura has been selected as the crew member for Blue Origin’s New Shepard-25 (NS-25) mission. Thotakura will travel beyond the Earth’s atmosphere along with five others.

Gopichand Thotakura, is an entrepreneur and pilot. Who has joined a prestigious list of 31 candidates who have flown beyond the Karman Line, the boundary between the Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. There was tremendous enthusiasm about flying in Thotakura from the initial days. Due to this passion he learned to fly a plane. To pursue his passion, he graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science.

Describing him, Blue Origins wrote, “Gopi is a pilot and aviator who learned to fly before he could drive. Gopi is a bush, aerobatic and seaplane pilot as well as a glider and hot air balloon pilot and has received an International “Has worked as a medical jet pilot. His most recent adventure took him to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.” From an environmental perspective, the NS-25 mission marks the beginning of a new era.

“New Shepard’s engine is powered by highly efficient liquid oxygen and hydrogen. During flight, there are no carbon emissions,” Blue Origins said in a statement. The launch date of the mission has not been announced yet. This mission also includes former Air Force Captain Ed Dwight, who was selected by US President John F. Kennedy in 1961 as the country’s first black astronaut candidate, but was never given the opportunity to fly in space.

The company is also developing a heavy rocket called New Glenn for commercial purposes, with its first flight scheduled for next year. This 98 meters (320 feet) high rocket is designed to carry a payload of up to 45 metric tons into low Earth orbit.