AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark went to space in July 2021.
The billionaire also traveled to space with Wally Funk, a pilot, and Oliver Daemen on Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew capsule.
Blue Origin is an American privately-funded aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services founded by Jeff Bezos.
The businessman founded the company in 2000, with Bob Smith serving as the CEO.
The company is headquartered in Kent, Washington and employs over 3,500 people.
Blue Origin aims to make access to space cheaper and more reliable through reusable launch vehicles.
The company’s name refers to the blue planet, Earth, as the point of origin.
Bezos and his brother Mark traveled on the New Shephard, a reusable rocket with an attached capsule.
It is high enough to experience a few minutes of weightlessness and see the curvature of the planet before the pressurized capsule returns to earth under parachutes.
The capsule features six observation windows Blue Origin says are nearly three times as tall as those on a Boeing 747 jetliner and the largest ever used in space.
“The view will be spectacular,” Blue Origin’s Director of Astronaut Sales, Ariane Cornell, previously told a media briefing.
The reusable New Shepard booster launched and landed in West Texas.
Bezos and Mark posted a video to his Instagram explaining the reason for the journey, saying: “I want to go on this flight because it’s the thing I’ve wanted to do all my life.”
Mark chimed in saying: “I wasn’t even expecting him to say that he was going to be on the first flight.
“What a remarkable opportunity, not only to have this adventure but to do it with my best friend.”
A mysterious bidder who paid $28million to travel on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket ship was too busy to take the trip on July 20.
The anonymous ticket-holder was forced to cancel due to “scheduling conflicts,” Blue Origin said in its latest announcement.
Instead, they were replaced by 18-year-old Daeman, a recent high school graduate, whose father paid for the trip.
Newcomer Daeman was the youngest person to fly to space and joined 82-year-old Funk, who was at the time the oldest ever astronaut.
They joined Bezos and his brother Mark on a voyage across space on the New Shepard rocket.
Twenty four hours before the launch at Launch Site One in Texas, the crew revealed they were not afraid for the flight.
“We’ll be building a road to space for the next generation to do amazing things and those amazing things will improve things here on earth,” the former Amazon CEO said.
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