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Did Bezos actually go into space?

Bezos successfully flew to the edge of space Tuesday aboard a rocket and capsule developed by his private spaceflight company, Blue Origin. The billionaire entrepreneur made history by being part of the first unpiloted suborbital flight with an all-civilian crew. NBC NewsAmazon's Jeff Bezos makes history with all-civilian suborbital flight

How long is Blue Origin in space?

As space travel goes, Blue Origin's flight was a modest, up-and-down, suborbital jaunt, just over 66.5 miles high, a mere toe dip in the vastness of the cosmos that lasted just over 10 minutes from launch to landing. The Washington PostJeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen reach space, return safely on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket

Who is on board Blue Origin?

On board was company founder Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, pioneering aviator Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. And, judging from what they had to say upon landing, the newly minted astronauts thoroughly enjoyed the trip.'Woohoo!' Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first passengers revel in their launch to space

How much did the Blue Origin launch cost?

The price was originally $200,000 and later raised to $250,000, but Virgin Galactic stopped sales in 2014 after a crash of its first space plane during a test flight. Virgin Galactic officials say they will resume sales later this year, and the price will likely be higher than $250,000. The New York TimesHow Much Does It Cost to Fly on Blue Origin's New Shepard?

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