Billionaire Jeff Bezos blasts off on space travel company’s first flight

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    The founder of Amazon became the second billionaire in over a week to ride his own spacecraft, the Blue Origin rocket. The passengers were hand-picked by the billionaire included his brother Mark, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the latter two the youngest and the oldest to ever fly in space.

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