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History in making! Jeff Bezos’s inaugural space flight lands safely after reaching space

The first crewed New Shepard launch carried Jeff Bezos, his brother, and the oldest and youngest people to ever go to space

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History in making as Jeff Bezos’s inaugural space flight reaches space on Tuesday.

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person along with the three crewmates blasted off from the West Texas desert on Tuesday aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle for a suborbital flight and successfully reached the lower regions of space.

The crew capsule carrying Jeff Bezos has successfully landed after travelling into space.

 

In this voyage Bezos was accompanied by his brother, Mark Bezos; Wally Funk, an 82-year-old who previously took part in NASA’s Mercury program, but was unable to get into space herself; and an 18-year-old Dutch student Oliver Daemen.

“They are in for the flight of a lifetime,” launch presenter Ariane Cornell of Blue Origin said on a live webcast.

 

Bezos’ flight takes place just a few days after another self-made billionaire, entrepreneur Richard Branson, reached space in a supersonic space plane developed by his company, Virgin Galactic.

Bezos has made $75 billion in 2020 and says he spends $1 billion/year on Blue Origin spacecraft. Jeff Bezos plans to charge the elite about $300,000/seat for space tourism flights.

 

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