New Shepard launched from a pad in Texas with four crew members aboard

New Shepard launched from a pad in Texas with four crew members aboard

The reusable New Shepard spacecraft launched in Texas on its first manned flight with four crew members aboard.

Blue Origin is broadcasting it live.

On board the ship are company owner Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk and 18-year-old space tourist from the Netherlands, Oliver Damen.

The New Shepard capsule with passengers has now separated from the launch vehicle and reached space.

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