New Shepard’s First Flight

Blue Origin, the space company started by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2000, flew its suborbital New Shepard spaceship for the first time on April 29, from the company’s west Texas launch range. The test flight to an altitude of 307,000 feet was reportedly a success. Blue Origin plans eventually to use New Shepard for 12-minute tourist rides to space. (2:29)

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