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Blue Origin, Owned by Jeff Bezos, Launches Egypt’s and Portugal’s first Space Travellers

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The autonomous, reusable vehicle launched its crew capsule 62 miles (100 kilometres) above sea level, above the Karman line, the acknowledged international space border.

On its sixth crewed trip, Blue Origin, owned by Jeff Bezos, blasted six passengers into space on Thursday. The co-founder of the YouTube channel Dude Perfect was among the passengers, along with the first astronauts from Portugal and Egypt.

One of the group’s five co-founders, Coby Cotton, is one of the more than 57 million subscribers to the sports and comedy channel Dude Perfect on YouTube. Sara Sabry, an Egyptian engineer, and Mario Ferreira, a Portuguese businessman, were also on board. They were also among the first citizens of their respective countries to depart Earth.

Around 8:58 am local time (13:58 GMT), the New Shepard suborbital rocket launched from Blue’s facility in the west Texas desert in support of mission “N-22.”

The autonomous, reusable vehicle launched its crew capsule 62 miles (100 kilometres) above sea level, above the Karman line, the acknowledged international space border.

On a webcast, a crew member could be heard shouting, “I’m floating!” as the spacecraft coasted to its highest point and the passengers briefly experienced weightlessness.

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