Bezos' Blue Origin sends six passengers to space

# 11 December 2021 19:49 (UTC +04:00)

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin conducted the sixth launch of its New Shepherd rocket this year on Saturday, APA reports citing Teletrader.

The rocket carried six people in a capsule for the first time. The passengers were astronaut Alan Shepard’s daughter Laura Shepard Churchley, television host and NFL star Michael Strahan, space industry executive Dylan Taylor, investor Evan Dick, venture capitalist Lane Bess and his son Cameron Bess. The crew landed back on Earth around eleven minutes after the launch.

With today's flight, Blue Origin has sent a total of 14 people to space in 2021, including its founder Bezos who spent approximately four minutes in space in July, and Star Trek star William Shatner, who was aboard an October flight.