Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has sent six other people on a short trip to outer space.
Passengers took off from Texas this morning (local time) abroad the “New Shepard” missile system, according to Bezos’ Blue Origin space company.
The capsule, which was separated from the missile during the flight, rose to a height of 106 km above the surface of the Earth, and at times was in a state of weightlessness.
Ten minutes later, the capsule, which follows the automated missile system with the help of parachutes, returned.
The first crewed New Shepard mission sent Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk and two other people to the final frontier on July 20, 2021.
The company’s second crewed flight, in October 2021, was headlined by “Star Trek” star William Shatner. And the third, which launched in December, counted NFL Hall of Famer and “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan among its passengers.