<p>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. </p>

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.

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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.

“Here we go, Mark,” he wrote, in dedication to his brother.

The Blue Origin crew took off at 9:13 a.m. EST, just moments are experts warned of risks associated with space travel.

The space travellers were undeterred, taking off just 13 minutes after the originally scheduled time.

Photo Credit: CNBC/Blue Origin

Photo Credit: CNBC/Blue Origin

Photo Credit: CNBC/Blue Origin

Photo Credit: CNBC/Blue Origin

About 11 minutes after launch, the New Shepard capsule landed on Earth, aided by parachutes.

Photo Credit: CNBC/Blue Origin

Photo Credit: CNBC/Blue Origin

YouTube/Blue Origin

“You have a very happy crew up here, I just want you to know,” Bezos said as the capsule returned to Earth.

Bezos could then be heard exclaiming, “Best day ever!”

Blue Origin has since shared their “mission stats.”

Fellow billionaire-turned-astronaut Richard Branson, who also flew to suborbital space via his own space venture, Virgin Galactic, also took to Twitter to congratulate Bezos and his crew on their successful journey.

The rest of the internet has also expressed their thoughts on the launch, some noting the phallic aesthetic of Bezos’ rocket.

Others are addressing the more egregious elephant in the room (or, in outer space): Aren’t there better things these billionaires could do with their money?

Others are seemingly more enthusiastic.

A full recording of New Shepard’s launch is now available on Blue Origin’s Youtube.

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