Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos’ Company Blue Origin Blast Their First Successful Flight With Passengers

Jeff Bezos has blasted into space on his rocket company’s first flight with passengers. He’s the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder soared to space with a hand-picked group in his Blue Origin capsule and landed 10 minutes later on the desert floor. The passengers include Bezos’ younger brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from the Dallas area. They’re the youngest and oldest to ever hurtle off the planet. Named after America’s first astronaut, the New Shepard rocket soared from West Texas on the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The capsule reached a maximum altitude of 351,210 feet.  The capsule carrying the crew separated from the rocket about two minutes into the flight. Less than 10 minutes after launching, Blue Origin’s crewed capsule deployed its parachutes and headed back to Earth.

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