Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, took off today (Tuesday) into space, in the first manned mission of “New Shepherd” – consisting of a rocket and a capsule – that will reach an altitude of about 100 km. The whole flight lasted about ten minutes. They reached an altitude of about a hundred km, hovered a little and returned to Earth in peace. Upon landing, Bezos said, “It was amazing.”

Jeff Bezos on the historic flight into space. Photo: Courtesy of Reuters

As mentioned, the launch was made from a facility of the company located in a remote town called Warren Horn, located in the western desert of Texas. Along with the richest man in the world will be two pilots, his brother Mark Bezos, a high school student named Oliver Damen and Wally Punk (82), who will be the oldest person to ever fly into space. Punk was a member of NASA’s Mercury 13 team 60 years ago. The team included 13 women who were supposed to become astronauts and had undergone full training, but the program closed and Punk had not yet fulfilled her dream.

Takeoff of Jeff Bezos’ space flight (Photo: Blue Origin / Handout via REUTERS)

Damen is expected to be the youngest person to take off into outer space, and he is expected to do so in a seat purchased by a mysterious man for $ 28 million. According to Blue Origin, the mysterious buyer was unable to join the historic mission due to a “tight schedule”. , But eventually gave the coveted seat to his son.

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In addition, Punk was a member of NASA’s Mercury 13 team 60 years ago. The team included 13 women who were supposed to become astronauts and had undergone full training, but the program closed and Punk had not yet fulfilled her dream.

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