- May 19, 2017
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos successfully flew Tuesday to the edge of space in the first crewed mission from his rocket company Blue Origin.
Blue Origin is expected to be a serious competitor for Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX.
“What we’re doing is the first step of something big, and I know what that feels like, I did it three decades ago, nearly three decades ago, with Amazon,” Bezos said in a press conference. “Big things start small, but you can tell when you’re onto something, and this is important.”
Bezos called it “the best day ever.”
Bezos was joined on the mission by his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands an 82-year-old Wally Funk, a female NASA pilot who never had the opportunity to fly to Space.
Check out the mission broadcast below.