Jeff Bezos Gets Back From His Dangerous Space Journey
The world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos went to space and came back on Tuesday in an 11-minute journey
The billionaire left earth in a spacecraft that was designed by his own space company Blue Origin
Other people that travelled alongside Bezos were his brother Mark, Female pilot Wally Funk and 18-year-old Dutch high school graduate Oliver Daemen
The world’s richest man Jeff Bezos has completed went to space and back in 11 minutes on Tuesday.
The billionaire was aboard the capsule system spacecraft designed by his company Blue Origin.
The former Amazon completed the exciting space journey with his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old pilot Wally Funk and 18-year-old high school graduate Oliver Daemen.
Funk and Daemen made history by becoming the oldest and youngest people, respectively, to complete a trip to space.
The four passengers were strapped into their capsule in the spacecraft, as it took off at 2:12 pm Nigerian time.
The spacecraft which blasted into the sky at three times the speed of sound reached an altitude of 66 miles.
The four passengers were allowed to unstrap and float around for 3 minutes as they viewed the earth from space.
Upon landing on the desert floor, Jeff Bezos declared it the best day of his life.
This makes Bezos the second billionaire to have gone to space this month after Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson completed a space journey 9 days ago.
Unlike Branson’s space rocket, Bezos’s was completely self-automated and no official staff were aboard for the journey.
Blue origin’s spacecraft also surpassed Virgin Atlantic’s in terms of altitude reached by 10 miles.
It is expected that this will be the first of many Space travels completed by Blue Origin.
The company has planned two more space travels before the end of the year but failed to reveal the price of its space ticket.