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Jeff Bezos Successfully Goes to Space on Blue Origin Flight

Jeff Bezos Successfully Goes to Space on Blue Origin Flight

Jeff Bezos went to space!

The 57-year-old Amazon founder, who is the richest man in the world, successfully blasted off on the Blue Origin space flight at 9:12 a.m. ET on the New Shepard craft from Launch Site One in Texas.

The flight lasted approximately 11 minutes.

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His brother Mark Bezos, pilot Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, the youngest-ever person to go to space, were all on board.

The shuttle reached a suborbital height before separating, allowing them to be briefly weightless before coming down in their capsule under parachutes for a solid ground landing.

Richard Branson took off a week before with Virgin Galactic.

Jeff Bezos responded to critics saying he shouldn’t use his money to go to space.

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