Model rocket manufacturer Estes Industries is launching a 1/66th scale model of the available for preorder now.launch vehicle for $70 on Nov. 1, and it's
The toy rocket, which the company says will launch as high as 400 feet, will deploy a parachute at the height of its flight and float back to the Earth's surface. The replica should allow for the, but it does not include a toy replica of the billionaire.
"Like the Blue Origin New Shepard," the listing reads, "you can fly the Estes New Shepard again and again."
The $70 price tag won't bag you everything you need to lift off, though. In addition, you'll need a launch pad ($30), engines ($48 for a bulk pack), starters ($6), recovery wadding ($5.49) and batteries -- bringing the total price of staging your own Blue Origin model flight closer to $150 or more.
Regardless, the cost to fly this rocket is substantially cheaper than the cost to buy a seat aboard the real space vehicle or on rival.