Jeff Bezos launches into space on Blue Origin’s 1st astronaut flight

LAUNCH SITE ONE, West Texas — The richest person on Earth has now traveled beyond it.

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of the spaceflight company Blue Origin, launched into suborbital space with three other people today (July 20) on the first crewed mission of the company’s New Shepard vehicle — a landmark moment for the man and the space tourism industry.

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