Earth's richest man Jeff Bezos blasts off into space

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin, at New Shepard's West Texas launch facility before the rocket's maiden voyage. Bezos, the richest person in the world, will join the astronaut club Tuesday on the first crewed launch by Blue Origin.

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Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, has officially joined the astronaut club after lifting off to space aboard his own Blue Origin rocket. 

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