Big day for Bezos: Blue Origin safely lands first crewed mission

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Amazon.com and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos and his three crewmates have successfully landed after embarking on a mission 20 years in the making.

On Tuesday, Bezos, his brother, Mark Bezos, veteran pilot Wally Funk and Dutch student Oliver Daemen blasted off on a 10-minute suborbital flight aboard the New Shepard rocket in a giant leap forward for commercial space travel.

The flight is a huge milestone for Blue Origin, which was founded by Bezos in 2000, as Tuesday’s launch marked the first time one of the company’s New Shepard spacecraft carried people.

Following liftoff from its launch site in West Texas in the United States, the craft will climb to an altitude of 100km (62 miles) above the Earth, crossing the official boundary of space.

Bezos and the other passengers experienced about three minutes of weightlessness and stunning views through what the company boasts are the largest windows ever built on a space capsule.

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Fortunato Wenceslao says:

Many Amazon workers are disappointed with his return back!

Sunny Day says:

What a joke

Cj Boac says:

That’s because getting the vaccines DOES NOT prevent a person from getting the virus as proven you idiot reporter! In fact, according to the CDC informant recently, not 11,000, but in fact 45,000+ have now died within 3 days of receiving the vaccines!!! 🤬

Taylor Shortall says:

A idiot with too much money

CAMIDRCS® TV says:

Good Job! Space is the future!

000236 000236 says:

BIG DEAL. Prophet Muhammad flew through 7 sky on a Divine Donkey with Human Face and split the moon in two 1400 years ago

Body Jones says:

Pretty disappointed that it didn't blow up

md says:

Why did he come back!!

md says:

Why did he come back!!

Simon Conteh says:

I pray for all millionaires to go and stay in space , so that we also might have the remaining wealth. Go in peace leave this beautiful earth for we. Do not wait any more because Jesus Christ soon coming

Daji daji says:

Good for him

South Bronx, NY says:

I hope he doesn’t come back!!!!

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