Blue Origin Rocket Crew Celebrates Company's First Passenger Spaceflight

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and three passengers, including Bezos’s brother and the youngest and oldest astronauts to ever travel into space, celebrated the first human flight for Bezos’s company Blue Origin on July 20, in Van Horn, Texas.

Footage shared by Blue Origin shows the rocket’s launch and landing, as well as the rocket reaching apogee, or its highest point, and the crew experiencing weightlessness within the spacecraft. Bezos can be seen exiting the flight capsule in a cowboy hat.

Bezos was joined by his brother, Mark, by 82-year-old Wally Funk, and by 18-year-old Oliver Daemen.

The flight lasted 10 minutes and 10 seconds from start to finish. At its fastest, the rocket was ascending at a speed of 2,233 mph, Blue Origin said. Credit: Blue Origin via Storyful

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