VAN HORN, Texas (KDVR) — Jeff Bezos launched to the edge of space on Tuesday morning aboard the Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft.
Bezos personally invited two of his fellow passengers — his 50-year-old brother Mark, an investor and volunteer firefighter, and female aviation pioneer Wally Funk. Joining them will be Oliver Daemen, a last-minute fill-in for the winner of a $28 million charity auction who had a scheduling conflict.
At 82-years-old, Funk becomes the oldest person to fly to space. At 18, Daeman becomes the youngest person to go to space.
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The launch comes a little over a week after fellow billionaire Richard Branson went to the edge of space.