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Where is the Blue Origin launch site?

If all goes to plan, the company's New Shepard rocket and capsule will take off for an 11-minute journey, launching and landing outside Van Horn, Texas at Blue Origin facilities, dubbed Launch Site One. Space.comBlue Origin to launch its 1st astronaut flight with Jeff Bezos and crew of 3 today

Who went in Blue Origin?

Blue Origin's first flight to space with humans onboard included the billionaire Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen. The team traveled more than 60 miles above Earth. “There's Oliver on the left, Jeff Bezos on the right. The New York Times‘Best Day Ever’: Highlights From Bezos and Blue Origin Crew’s Short Flight to Space

Is Bezos launch on TV?

Here's the information you'll need to watch the Bezos space flight on TV, or online via a free live stream. When is Jeff Bezos space flight? The Jeff Bezos rocket launch will happen around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20. The exact time that coverage begins on TV will vary based on each network that is covering the flight. nj.comJeff Bezos space flight: How to watch launch, live stream, time, TV, channel

How much has Jeff Bezos spent on Blue Origin?

Bezos, who sold $6.6 billion of Amazon stock in May, has said he is spending $1 billion a year on Blue Origin. MarketWatchAs Bezos completes Blue Origin mission, many ask what's the climate-change impact?

Eagle-eyed viewers might have noticed a small white rectangle on the window of the Blue Origin spacecraft. See the postcard 82-year-old astronaut Wally Funk took to space.

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The small paper is actually a postcard that belongs to 82-year-old astronaut Wally Funk. During an interview before the flight, Funk told Blue Origin's director of astronaut and orbital sales, Ariane Cornell, that she planned to take a postcard that pictures Funk in front of an American flag on board the space launch.

"That is what is going to be on the window when I go up," Funk said. "I'm going to take a picture with it with the earth behind me."

When the New Shepard journeyed to the edge of space, Funk became the oldest-ever US astronaut, breaking John Glenn's record. She traveled to space for the first time nearly six decades after training for it in the 1960s with a group of female aviators known as the Mercury 13.

The 82-year-old is one of three other passengers that are traveling to space with Jeff Bezos, including the billionaire's brother Mark Bezos and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. Watch the launch here.

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