The Amazon founder made it to the edge of space, flying aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, marking Blue Origin’s first human flight.
Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, has finally made his space-dreams a reality. The Amazon founder and former CEO has officially made it to the edge of space via space venture Blue Origin, flying aboard the New Shepard rocket. The intergalactic excursion officially marks Blue Origin’s first human flight, as well as the start of Blue Origin’s commercial operations.
Bezos was joined by his brother, Mark Bezos, aerospace pioneer Wally Funk and Dutch teenager Oliver Daeman, who replaced ‘s Blue Origin mystery-bidder who, despite having paid $30 million for a seat, ultimately couldn’t make the flight due to “a scheduling conflict.” At 82 and 18-years old, Funk and Daeman are now the oldest and youngest astronauts to have travelled to space, respectively.
Just before take-off, Bezos took to Instagram to share his excitement.