Jeff Bezos and his crew land safely after an epic space flight

Jeff Bezos and his crew land safely after an epic space flight

Fifty-two years after Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, the founder of Amazon reached space’s shoreline. At about 9:12 a.m. this morning, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket lifted off with Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daemon on board.

A few minutes later, the capsule that carried the crew members separated from the booster, giving the newly-minted astronauts a few moments of microgravity. 

“You have a very happy crew up here, I want you to know,” one person said. 

The capsule skirted the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere and space, at a point known as the Karman line. 

About 10 minutes after take-off, the capsule began its descent. 

“It was so amazing, it was so amazing,” Daemen said as they landed. Jeff Bezos was pumping his fists and offering a thumbs-up sign through the window. 

Even billionaire rival Richard Branson, who just returned from his own spaceflight, offered a congratulatory message today. 

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