Blue Origin made it beyond the edge of Earth’s atmosphere. Jeff Bezos' space company has successfully completed its first crewed spaceflight, taking the boss himself, his brother, aviation pioneer Wally Funk and (son of) paying customer 18-year-old Oliver Daemen.
After reaching 62 miles above Earth, the capsule made what seemed to be a perfect landing in the desert. The entire mission took just over 10 minutes, according to Blue Origin.
The future of billionaire-backed space travel is on the horizon. Bezos said yesterday that Blue Origin is approaching $100 million in future flight sales, already. He also had plenty of thoughts during that very short trip, some of which seemed at odds with some of his business decisions of the past.
— Mat Smith
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