Away it goes! The New Shepard rocket takes off for the NS-15 mission.
Editor's note: Jeff Bezos has made it to the edge of space and back. You can read all about it here or rewatch the livestream below.
It's almost a week since Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson earned his astronaut wings and another extremely wealthy human being is gearing up to do the same. On July 20, former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will strap himself into a rocket built by his spaceflight company, Blue Origin, and blast off to space. Alongside him will be his brother Mark and -- should the flight be successful -- the oldest astronaut ever, aeronautics pioneer Wally Funk, and the youngest astronaut ever, 18-year-old Oliver Daeman.
The mission is the culmination of almost two decades of rocket science. Blue Origin officially emerged in 2015 after over a decade of silence, revealing its reusable ...
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