Jeff Bezos space flight on Blue Origin rocket.

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Amazon multibillionaire Jeff Bezos launched into space on Tuesday aboard one of his Blue Origin rockets, becoming one of just a handful of private citizens to do so. 

He can’t wait to do it again. 

“Hell yes,” Bezos said during a post-fight press conference after he was asked whether he planned to venture to space again. “How fast can you refuel that thing? Let’s go.”

During Tuesday’s 11-minute flight, Bezos rocketed more than 60 miles skyward in a capsule atop his company’s New Shepard rocket fulfilling a lifelong dream of going to space. He was joined by his brother Mark, legendary aviator Wally Funk, and 18-year-old high school graduate Oliver Daemen, whose father paid for a seat.

The crew experienced a few minutes of weightlessness and was able to gaze back at Earth through large windows before their capsule descended back to Earth, slowed by a system of parachutes. 

Bezos gushed about the flight upon his return Earth, saying it was the “best day ever.” It was the first human spaceflight for Blue Origin, which Bezos founded in 2000 and funds through the sale of Amazon stock. The company plans …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology


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