A brief but notable trip.
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On Tuesday, billionaire Jeff Bezos and 3 crew members took flight on Blue Origin’s first crewed mission to space.
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It was another historic event for private space travel. Earlier this month, billionaire and Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson launched his first crewed flight onboard VSS Unity.
9. Blast off! New Shepard launched near Van Horn, Texas around 8 a.m. Central time.
8. The rocket gains momentum as it heads to space.
6. A view from the spacecraft itself. The crew’s highest point was about 3 miles above the Kármán line.
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5. Blue Origin’s rocket, which separated from the capsule carrying the passengers, made a successful landing back on the ground.
It was a quick journey. Takeoff, until the time the capsule holding New Shepard’s passengers touched the ground, took about 10 minutes and 20 seconds.
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1. Aviator Wally Funk, who was on board with Bezos, officially became the oldest person to go to space at 82 years old. Here’s the moment where she and Bezos stepped out of the capsule.
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