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Jeff Bezos Touches Down in Texas After 11-min Hop to Space

News 18 | 20/07/2021 07:45 PM | Click to read full article

A Blue Origin capsule carrying the wealthiest man on the planet Jeff Bezos, his younger brother Mark, an 82-year-old female pilot, and a high school graduate touched down in the west Texas desert after breaching the boundary of space, the company’s live broadcast showed.

The spaceship floated down on three giant parachutes before firing a retro thruster, sending up a cloud of sand as it gently landed at one or two miles (kilometers) an hour.