VIDEO: ‘Best day ever:’ billionaire Bezos has successful first space jaunt

SourceGulf Today

Gulf Today Report The Blue Origin capsule carrying Jeff Bezos and three others landed in the West Texas desert after crossing the frontier of space and back, the company’s live broadcast showed. The spacecraft floated on three huge parachutes before stirring up a cloud of sand as it descended at a speed of a mile or two (kilometers) per hour. Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, accompanied by three individuals, set off on Tuesday, on a space trip from the desert of Texas, aboard the New Shepard launch vehicle of his company Blue Origin, and then returned again to Earth, on a mission that heralds the start of a new era of private space flights.

The spacecraft took off from a Blue Origin site 32 kilometers from the rural town of Van Horn. The sky was generally clear with a few clouds on a cool morning. The flight of the 57-year-old American billionaire took about 10 minutes more...