Billionaire Jeff Bezos And Crew Take Off In Space


July 20, 2021

By: Nick McIntosh

UPDATE

The mission to space went without a hitch after T+7:20 the rocket touchdown back here on Earth, after that T+9:00, the pod came back to Earth and landed to safety. Jeff and Mark Bezos talked to NBC News Chief Business Correspondent and MSNBC Anchor, Stephanie Ruhle. 

Ruhle was excited for these new astronauts. Both Bezos brothers were overjoyed. Mark and Jeff Bezos stated that they were both thing about their grandfather. The Bezos family has a history of space and today was another chapter of space travel. Both Bezos said exclusively to MSNBC that the equipment from the spacecraft will be recycled for the next space project.

Bezos also announced that he just awarded Van Jones with $100 million dollars so that he can give to the charity of their choice with his new “Courage and Civility” Award. The second awardee was Chef Jose Andres for all of the charitable work that he does.

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The news conference with all members of Blue Origin will start 11 AM EST. We will update if any breaking news develop.

Today is a day in history for two reasons. From History.com, “At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.” Now another billionaire is up in space for this research of affordable space travel.

Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, was the first one in space to make this possible. Now as I am writing this article, one of the richest man of the world, Jeff Bezos will take place in a Blue Origin Launch.

Bezos is going higher than Sir Branson by 12 miles. Moments ago, there was a hold, but now we are only minutes away from the launch. From NBC News, “The Federal Aviation Administration and the Air Force recognize the boundary of space at 50 miles, which means Bezos, Branson and their fellow passengers will all be eligible to get their commercial astronaut wings.”

Among the crew will be Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon; Mark Bezos, brother to Jeff; Wally Funk, a women denied a chance to space due to her gender; and Oliver Daemen, a son of an investor from the Netherlands whose father paid for Daemen’s way to space.

 Now we are T-1:00 until launch.