Space race

First Blue Origin astronaut launch: 10 moments that got Bezos here

Ready for liftoff.

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Blue Origin’s first crewed rocket flight is set for July 20, 2021 — and founder Jeff Bezos will be among the first people the New Shepard suborbital rocket carries to space.

Blue Origin

Here are 10 moments that made the milestone for commercial space flight possible.