In photos: Jeff Bezos' historic flight to space
Updated 12:20 PM ET, Wed July 21, 2021
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