Kent, Washington-based aerospace launch services firm Blue Origin’s upcoming mission, which will send its chief Jeff Bezos and other private astronauts on a joy ride to space, is finding it difficult to gain popularity among insurance companies. Blue Origin is yet to launch a crew on its New Shepard spacecraft, and Mr. Bezos’ flight will mark the first time his company conducts such a mission. Now, according to a report from Reuters, life insurance firms are finding it difficult to wrap their heads around the idea of private spaceflight.

Blue Origin, Other Private Spaceflight Operators Not Required To Insure Passengers On Flights Explain Insurers

While traditional airlines are required to insure their passengers before flights, such requirements are absent from the rules governing spaceflight since government agencies have generally conducted such flights. With Blue Origin’s upcoming operational flight becoming the first for a private…

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