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Bezos’ ‘Blue Origin’ capsule lands safely

The New Shepard Blue Origin rocket lifts-off from the launch pad carrying Jeff Bezos along with his brother Mark Bezos, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, and 82-year-old Wally Funk prepare to launch on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)
The New Shepard Blue Origin rocket lifts-off from the launch pad carrying Jeff Bezos along with his brother Mark Bezos, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, and 82-year-old Wally Funk prepare to launch on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)

A Blue Origin capsule carrying Jeff Bezos and three crewmates touches down in the west Texas desert after breaching the boundary of space, the company’s live broadcast shows.

The spaceship floated down on three giant parachutes before firing a retro thruster, sending up a cloud of sand as it gently landed at one or two miles (kilometers) an hour.

“A very happy group of people in this capsule,” says Bezos.

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