Jeff Bezos launches to space with three other crew members Tuesday, July 20, aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.
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In photos: Jeff Bezos' historic flight to space

Updated 12:20 PM ET, Wed July 21, 2021

Jeff Bezos launches to space with three other crew members Tuesday, July 20, aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.
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Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world's richest man, launched himself Tuesday on a supersonic joyride to the edge of space.

The trip marked the first-ever crewed flight of his company Blue Origin's suborbital space tourism rocket, New Shepard. The crew also included Bezos' brother, Mark; 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 is Blue Origin's first paying customer. Daemen is now the youngest person to ever f