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blastingnews - 8 days ago

Space tourism gathers momentum as Jeff Bezos follows Sir Richard Branson

Jeff Bezos (57) is a billionaire and has become the first American space tourist. He is the owner of Amazon. His Blue Origin ship took off from a desert site in West Texas, went to the edge of space, and returned. The voyage lasted just over 10 minutes, and he scripted history. It was an incident-free journey and paved the road to space tourism. He had three other astronauts with him, and they described the trip as “amazing.” Bezos said - “My expectations were high, and they were dramatically exceeded.” Space has, so far, been a domain reserved for scientists and researchers. The International Space Station is a laboratory where teams of experts try to understand the behavior of living beings in conditions that prevail in space. That knowledge helps others to plan journeys to the Moon and Mars. ...Read more


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