After Richard Branson, Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Too Completes A Successful Space Flight

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his crew successfully completed a spaceflight on Tuesday morning (local time). They were flying on the New Shepard, the rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origin, reported ANI.

“Congratulations to all of Team Blue past and present on reaching this historic moment in spaceflight history. This first astronaut crew wrote themselves into the history books of space, opening the door through which many after will pass. #GradatimFerociter #NSFirstHumanFlight,” tweeted Blue Origin.

The 10-minute flight went up more than 60 miles above Earth. On board the flight was Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, pilot Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen.

After decades of waiting, Wally Funk finally accomplished her dream of flying to space, becoming the oldest person to do so.

The 82-year-old pilot volunteered as a member of the “Mercury 13” program, otherwise known as the “Women in Space Program,” in February 1961, which was a privately-funded effort intended to begin training women to fly in NASA’s earliest space programs, reported CNN.

Earlier this month, Virgin Atlantic’s  British businessman Richard Branson became the first person to ride into space aboard a rocket he helped fund — beating Bezos by nine days.

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