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Amazon founder and richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, flew to space on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 20. For this trip, he surrounded himself with an atypical crew, beating age records in both directions.
Hard landing, but perfect, Tuesday July 20. The clamors of joy from inside the capsule reassure the condition of the four space tourists. They come from sharing the fleeting adventure of their life. Jeff Bezos, her brother, an 82-year-old veteran aviator and an 18-year-old Dutchman, whose father is said to have paid more than 20 million a ticket. They take place on board the automatic capsule. Firing ! In three minutes, the 100 kilometers of altitude are crossed. The capsule continues, at 3,600 kilometers per hour, a bell-shaped flight.
The passengers will float for six minutes in zero gravity. Through the one-meter-high windows, the curvatures of the Earth appear. Only 600 overtrained astronauts had experienced these sensations. “We had a great time, it was wonderful, I want to go back!“said Wally Funk, senior astronaut. Bezos is planning two more flights by the end of the year.