Earlier this week, the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos jetted off to area in Blue Origin’s New Shepard plane. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, Mark, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, Oliver Daemen, and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas, Wally Funk.
Daemen and Funk grew to become the youngest and oldest to ever fly in area. From launch to touchdown the entire expertise lasted simply over 10 minutes with 4 of these in zero gravity. After the capsule separated from the booster, the crew unbuckled for a couple of minutes of weightlessness. The capsule then returned to Earth beneath parachutes, utilizing a retro-thrust system that expelled a “pillow of air” for a tender touchdown.
The 4 individuals to expertise weightlessness in area appeared to have had the time of their life. In a video shared by Bezos on Instagram, the 4 had been seen passing ping ong ball at one another and having a gala time.