Entrepreneur, founder of Amazon, plans two more launches this year and others starting in 2022
the capsule Blue Origin, carrying Jeff Bezos and three other people made history after going into space and landing safely on Tuesday. Next to the founder of Amazon on board were his brother Mark Bezos, the pioneer and oldest woman in the world to go into space, Wally Funk, 82, and 18-year-old Dutchman Oliver Daemen — the youngest person to go to space and the first who paid for it. The spacecraft was built by Bezos’ company, which is not Amazon, but Blue Origin — focused on the aerospace sector. The unmanned rocket reached a height of 100,000 meters and travelers could experience the sensation of zero gravity for about three minutes.
The capsule landed in West Texas nine minutes after takeoff. A rescue team helped the four passengers out. Everyone was very smiling. Bezos plans two more launches this year and others starting in 2022. But he has two rivals in this race: Richard Branson, da Virgin Galactic, e Elon Musk, da Space X. The three are in a billion-dollar race to sell tourists’ trips to space in civil aircraft. Hours after takeoff, Richard Branson congratulated his rival through the Twitter. The founder of Virgin Galactic wished the best for the entire team and called Bezos’ achievement impressive.
*With information from the reporter Victor Moraes