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Jeff Bezos to blast into space aboard New Shepard rocket ship

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Posted: 20/07/21 - 10:12
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Billionaire Jeff Bezos will blast into space on Tuesday, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard.

He will be accompanied by Mark Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, and an 18-year-old student.

They will travel in a capsule with the biggest windows flown into space, offering stunning views of the Earth.

New Shepard, built by Bezos' company Blue Origin, is designed to serve the burgeoning market for space tourism.

"I'm excited. People keep asking me if I'm nervous. I'm not really nervous, I'm curious. I want to know what we're going to learn," Bezos said in an interview with CBS News.

I Call True: Some would say the actual first space tourist as Virgin didn't go all the way, hitting only 50 miles up. This flight will be 65 miles high and above the 'Karma Line' which is technically the boundary of space

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Lol, next thing you know they'll be spouting off about the environment!
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So much wasted money went into this vanity project. It's certainly not something i think to be a cause of celebration.
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Soi Virgin went "to the edge of space" not into space then https://bit.ly/3BnZgf9

Typical Branson with his PR team spinning things