Billionaire Jeff Bezos has launched himself into space
Ground control to Major Jeff
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin has successfully launched its first human flight.
The entire flight is expected to last just over 10 minutes.
The New Shepard booster will deliver the capsule into the atmosphere before it separates and continues to fly beyond the Karman Line - the boundary of space at 100km (62 miles).
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) July 20, 2021
The booster will then autonomously return to the launchpad and land vertically while the capsule continues its flight.
At this point the astronauts will experience a few minutes of weightlessness before landing back on Earth with parachutes extended.
More to follow...