Jeff Bezos high fives Blue Origin employee after New Shepard spaceflight

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Fellow billionaire Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos for reaching the edge of space on Tuesday morning. 

Bezos joined his brother, Mark Bezos, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Dutch high-school graduate Oliver Daemen in a brief blast off to the edge of space. The crew traveled on a New Shepard rocket built by Bezos’s company, Blue Origin.

“Well done @blueorigin, @JeffBezos, Mark, Wally and Oliver. Impressive! Very best to all the crew from me and all the team at @virgingalactic,” Branson wrote.

Well done @blueorigin, @jeffbezos, Mark, Wally and Oliver. Impressive! Very best to all the crew from me and all the team at @virgingalactic

— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) July 20, 2021

Branson beat Bezos as the first billionaire to reach the edge of space after joining Virgin Galactic’s first full crew flight on July 11. 

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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

      

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