TECH Blue Origin capsule carrying Jeff Bezos touches down: livestream

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Blue Origin capsule carrying Jeff Bezos touches down: livestream

AFP

21:39, July 20, 2021

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

This still image taken from video by Blue Origin Blue Origin's reusable New Shepard craft as it launches, on July 20, 2021, in Van Horn, Texas. (Photo: AFP)

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.

This still image taken from video by Blue Origin shows Blue Origin's reusable New Shepard craft capsule after it returned from space, safely landing on July 20, 2021, in Van Horn, Texas. (Photo: AFP)

"A very happy group of people in this capsule," said Bezos.

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