Second Private “Space Flight” Has Success

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin’s New Shepard had a crew of four.

Less than ten days after Richard Branson made history as the first billionaire in space on July 11,  Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, launched his Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket Tuesday, soaring nearly 62 miles into suborbital space. The trip lasted just under the 11 minutes it was estimated to take.

The launch came 52 years to the day after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. Even before the parachutes fully deployed above the capsule as it was returning to earth, Mr. Bezos said, “You’ve got a very happy crew, I want you to know.”

Bezos was accompanied by his brother, Mark, aerospace engineer Wally Funk age 82, and a Dutch teenager. The crew was greeted by friends and family after the hatch doors to the capsule opened.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the men and women who are part of the new adventures into space that are being done in the private sector.
  • For U.S. scientists and researchers as they seek advances to support space travel.
  • For NASA as the future plans are considered for additional moon exploration and a trip to Mars.

Sources: CBS News, Washington Examiner


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