Watch: Jeff Bezos' space flight via Blue Origin rocket; back to Earth in 10 mins

PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2021 08:39 AM IST
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos blasted off Blue Origin's New Shepard flight on Tuesday. Flight took off from its Launch Site One in the West Texas desert in the United States. The founder of Blue Origin was accompanied by brother, Mark Bezos and Wally Funk. The trio was also accompanied by an 18-year-old passenger named Oliver Daemen. The mission marked another milestone in the space race started by private companies. Astronauts boarded the crew capsule 30 minutes before launch & hatch closed six minutes later. They experienced three to four minutes of zero-g & travelled above the Kármán Line. The Kármán Line is the internationally-recognised boundary of space. Blue Origin's recovery team joined the 4-member crew to celebrate their return from space. The successful launch and subsequent touchdown made Funk, 82, the oldest person & Daeman the youngest to have flown in space. Blue Origin's New Shepard flight is a fully autonomous spacecraft. It didn't have any Blue Origin staff astronauts during its maiden human spaceflight.

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