Blue Origin will launch its first crewed mission on its New Shepard rocket July 20 to fly its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos and three other passengers to suborbital space and back. Liftoff is set for 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) from Blue Origin's Launch Site One in West Texas and will launch Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, Mercury 13 and aviation pioneer Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemon.
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According to the Blue Origin broadcast, the peak altitude was 351,210 ft (107.05 km). The crew is in their capsule exclaiming about the experience, while awaiting their egress from the capsule with assistance from ground personnel.
That's a safe landing for the four crew members aboard New Shepard on the historic first crewed flight. Riding to space today were billionaire founder Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, Mercury 13 aviator Wally Funk and 18-year-old physics student Oliver Daemen.