Blue Origin Sees Successful First Passenger Spaceflight With Jeff Bezos

Blue Origin’s Launch Site One was in a remote location in the West Texas desert.

New Shepard launched on July 20 and Blue Origin flew its 16th New Shepard flight to space, and its first with astronauts on board.

Blue Origin’s first passenger spaceflight on Tuesday was a success, with the company’s rocket carrying founder Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, aerospace pioneer Wally Funk, and Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen.

Richard Branson, who's Virgin Galactic crew set off to space earlier this month tweeted, "Well done @blueorigin@jeffbezos, Mark, Wally and Oliver. Impressive! Very best to all the crew from me and all the team at @virgingalactic."

The launch was broadcast live on beginning at 6:30 am CDT / 11:30 UTC.

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