Bezos, crew return safely from space after historic, 11-minute journey

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon, on Wednesday completed the first manned commercial space flight for his Blue Origin company.

"Best day ever," Bezos said upon returning safely to earth following his and the crew's 11-minute flight to the edge of space. 

The rocket – New Shepard – departed from west Texas. The crew was Bezos' 53-year-old brother Mark, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, and an 82-year-old female aviation pioneer from Texas.

The journey was made on the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 

 
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