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Jeff Bezos space trip LIVE Updates: Bezos clebrates feat on landing on Earth
Led by Jeff Bezos, the crew members and passengers climbed out of the capsule after touchdown with wide grins, embracing parents, partners and children, then popped open bottles of sparkling wine, spraying one another. Their flight lasted 10 minutes and 10 seconds — five minutes shy of Alan Shepard’s Freedom 7 flight in 1961.
Jeff Bezos space trip LIVE Updates: Blue Origin reached altitude of 106 km, 16 km higher than Branson's flight
Blue Origin reached an altitude of 106 kilometers, more than 16 kilometers higher than Branson’s July 11 ride. The 60-foot booster accelerated to Mach 3 or three times the speed of sound to get the capsule high enough, before separating and landing upright. The passengers had several minutes of weightlessness to float around the spacious white capsule with huge windows. Cheering, whooping and exclamations of “wow” could be heard from the capsule through an audio feed. The capsule landed under parachutes, with Bezos and his guests briefly experiencing nearly six times the force of gravity, or 6 G’s, on the way back.
Jeff Bezos space trip LIVE Updates: Bezos joins fewer than 600 people to have reached edge of space
Bezos, who stepped down earlier this month as Amazon’s CEO and just last week donated $200 million to renovate the National Air and Space Museum, is one of fewer than 600 people have reached the edge of space or beyond. He donated most of the $28 million from the auction for the ticket to space advocacy and education groups, with the rest benefiting Blue Origin’s Club for the Future, its own education effort. Until Tuesday, the youngest was 25-year-old Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov and the oldest at 77 was Mercury-turned-shuttle astronaut John Glenn.
In pics: A look at Jeff Bezos' 1st passenger flight to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket
Jeff Bezos: ‘Best day ever’
During a status check after touchdown, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos reflected on realizing his long-awaited dream of flying in space. “Best day ever,” Bezos said.
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New Shepard capsule lands with the crew inside
Under a set of parachutes, the Blue Origin spacecraft returns to land, firing its thrusters briefly to cushion its touch down for the four passengers inside. The company’s recovery crew is headed out to the landing site in the Texas desert, where they will open the capsule’s hatch from the outside.
Jeff Bezos space trip live updates: Booster touches down; 3rd successful landing
Mission Control has confirmed separation of the capsule from the booster. Jeff, Mark, Wally and Oliver are now unbuckling their harnesses and experiencing weightlessness.
Meanwhile, the capsule has just reached apogee. Our crew is now experiencing life-changing views of Earth from above the Kármán Line.
Booster touchdown! Third successful landing for this rocket and the first to carry four private citizens to space above the Kármán Line.