By VOA News
Updated July 20, 2021

Billionaire Jeff Bezos was back on earth safely Tuesday after a 10-minute suborbital flight aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft.

“Best day ever,” Bezos said after the capsule touched down near Van Horn, Texas.

The spacecraft is named after Alan Shepard, the first American launched into space.

The world’s richest man blasted off Tuesday from a remote desert launch site in Texas, as he became the second billionaire to self-fund a trip to space this month.

The fully automated rocket reached an altitude of about 106 kilometers after reaching Mach 3. Once at altitude, the booster separated from the capsule and returned to earth landing upright near the launch site. The crew was able to experience weightlessness for 3 to 4 minutes before a parachute landing back on earth…….

Some information in this report comes from AP.

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