How to watch Jeff Bezos soar into space
Founder of Amazon and Blue Originand three teammates fly into space Tuesday for a short 10-minute suborbital flight that the company hopes will be a giant leap for the company to .
This is the first launch of Blue Origin’sto carry to carry passengers after 15 successful unmanned test flights. After take off from the company’s West Texas launch site, it will fly to an altitude of more than 100 km above Earth, where passengers will experience approximately three minutes of weightlessness and a view impregnable from the largest windows ever built in a space capsule plunging back into the lower atmosphere and parachuting until landing.
“I’m excited,”Monday in an interview with Gayle King on “CBS This Morning”. “People keep asking me if I’m nervous. I’m not really nervous. I’m excited. I’m curious. I want to know what we’re going to learn.”
“Aren’t you nervous?” asked the king. “How are you not nervous? ”
“We’ve been training. This vehicle is ready. This crew is ready. This team is amazing,” replied Bezos. “We feel really good about it.”
His brother Mark Bezos joined him on board; pioneer aviator, who at 82 will be the oldest person to ever fly in space; and 18 year old Dutch student , the first and youngest paying passenger ever to launch.