20/07/2021 18:45:16 PM Sweta Mitra 11
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, will launch himself on a joyride to space.
He'll be flying aboard New Shepard, a suborbital capsule and rocket system built by his space company Blue Origin. Accompanying him on this inaugural journey will be his brother, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pilot and one of the "Mercury 13" women; and an 18-year old recent high school graduate named Oliver Daemen, who will be the first paying customer aboard New Shepard. The adventure will last about 11 minutes from takeoff to landing, kicking off from Blue Origin's facilities at an extremely remote plot of land near Van Horn, Texas on Tuesday July 20. The public will be able to watch the adventure to outer space live on ANM News.