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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launch Live Updates: New Shepard safely lands after historic flight

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Billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos and pioneering female aviator Wally Funk emerge from their capsule after their flight aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket on the world’s first unpiloted suborbital flight near Van Horn, Texas, U.S., July 20, 2021 in a still image from video. (Blue Origin/Handout via REUTERS)

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launch Live Updates: Jeff Bezos and three fellow passengers made a successful journey into space and landed back in West Texas on July 20.

Bezos personally invited two of his fellow passengers — his brother Mark Bezos, female aviation pioneer Wally Funk. They were joined by Oliver Daemen, a last-minute fill-in for the winner of a $28 million charity auction who had a scheduling conflict.

New Shepard’s rocket-and-capsule was launched vertically into the suborbital space. The rocket returned to the launchpad, while the capsule fell back to earth with parachutes assisting it make the landing in the West Texas desert.

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Bezos caught the space bug at age 5 while watching Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s moon landing on July, 20, 1969. He chose the 52nd anniversary for his own launch.

Enamored by space history, Bezos named his New Shepard rocket after Alan Shepard, the first American in space, and his bigger, still-in-development New Glenn rocket after John Glenn, the first American in orbit.

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