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June 8, 2021

Bezos brothers blasting into space next month

  • Blue Origin's debut flight will take a six-person capsule to an altitude of about 65 miles.
  • By MARCIA DUNN
    AP Aerospace Writer

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Outdoing his fellow billionaires in daredevilry, Jeff Bezos will blast into space next month when his Blue Origin company makes its first flight with a crew.

    The 57-year-old Amazon founder and richest person in the world by Forbes' estimate will become the first person in the world to ride his own rocket to space.


     
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