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Jeff Bezos took Amelia Earhart's goggles, a piece of canvas from the Wright Flyer, and other priceless pieces of aviation history to space

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Jeff Bezos and the New Shepard crew brought Amelia Earhart's goggles with them to space during Tuesday's flight.
During a post-flight press conference, Bezos said the famous pilot flew across the Atlantic wearing the goggles, which had slivers of tape across the middle of each lens to block out the harsh sunlight.
"I like to think that if Amelia were here, she would be very proud of Wally," Bezos said, referring to his fellow astronaut Wally Funk, who trained as an astronaut in the 1960s and was denied the chance to go to space.
"Thank you, Amelia, wherever you are...
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Bezos and crew host a giddy press conference after Blue Origin's inaugural crewed launch

Bezos and crew host a giddy press conference after Blue Origin's inaugural crewed launch

2 monthes ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Jeff Bezos was so triumphant he was practically glowing at a press conference following the Blue Origin's first crewed mission to space , 21 years after he founded the company in 2000. The billionaire talked about the future of the company and his role in it, and then casually gave away a couple hundred million dollars.
Bezos was one of four that rode in the RSS First Step capsule; the others were his financier brother, Mark; aviation legend and Mercury 13 veteran Wally Funk; and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, the son of the second-highest bidder on the Blue Origin seat auction. (The $28...
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Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: 'Best day ever!'

Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: 'Best day ever!'

2 monthes ago   |   By Stl Today

VAN HORN, Texas - Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company's first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft.
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Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon employees customers for paying for his jaunt to space: 'You guys paid for all of this'

Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon employees customers for paying for his jaunt to space: 'You guys paid for all of this'

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement After a brief trip to space on Tuesday morning , billionaire Amazon cofounder and former CEO Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon customers and employees for making the trip possible.
"I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this," Bezos said during a post-flight press conference. "Seriously, for every Amazon customer out there, and every Amazon employee, thank you from the bottom of my heart very much. It's very appreciated."
Bezos - alongside his brother Mark , 18-year-old Oliver Daemen , and 82-year-old Wally Funk...
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Virgin Galactic drops 8% after rival Blue Origin launches Jeff Bezos into space at higher altitude

Virgin Galactic drops 8% after rival Blue Origin launches Jeff Bezos into space at higher altitude

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Bezos Blue Origin Launch July 2021
Blue Origin / New Shepard First Human Flight
Shares of Virgin Galactic fell as much as 8% on Tuesday after rival Blue Origin launched Jeff Bezos into space. Blue Origin's launch came about one week after Virgin Galactic launched Richard Branson 53 miles above earth. Blue Origin's launch hit a higher altitude than Virgin Galactic, as it surpassed the Karman line 62 miles above earth. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Virgin Galactic was under pressure on Tuesday, falling as much as 8% following the successful launch...
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Jeff Bezos just went to space, and you can too

Jeff Bezos just went to space, and you can too

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the planet, just went to space - and you can too, according to the company.
The hosts of the live-streamed space flight said that ticket sales are finally open to the public. They instructed those who are interested to email astronauts blueorigin.com.
"We can't wait to fly you to space and back," Ariane Cornell, Blue Origin's director of sales, said on the live stream. She said the company has two more flights planned for this year.
Blue Origin has yet to disclose seat prices for commercial flights, and the company did not...
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Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos after he reached the edge of space: 'Impressive!'

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Blue Origin
Fellow billionaire Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos for reaching the edge of space Tuesday.
"Impressive! Very best to all the crew from me and all the team at virgingalactic ," Branson tweeted.
Branson joined Virgin Galactic's first full crew flight on July 11.
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Fellow billionaire Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos for reaching the edge of space on Tuesday morning. Bezos joined his brother, Mark Bezos, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Dutch high-school graduate Oliver Daemen in a brief blast off to the...
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