Jeff Bezos and crew launch into space on New Shepard – BBC News

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Billionaire Jeff Bezos has launched into space, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard.

He was accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos, the 82-year-old space race pioneer Wally Funk, and an 18-year-old student.

New Shepard, built by Bezos’ company Blue Origin, is designed to serve the burgeoning market for space tourism.

The passengers include the oldest person to go into space – Ms Funk – and the youngest, student Oliver Daemen.

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