Billionaire Jeff Bezos has successfully launched into space and returned to earth on his rocket company’s first flight with passengers, Tuesday, July 20.
READ MORE: Billionaire Jeff Bezos was back on earth safely Tuesday after a 10-minute suborbital flight aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft.
“Best day ever,” Bezos said after the capsule touched down near Van Horn, Texas.
The spacecraft is named after Alan Shepard, the first American launched into space.
The world’s richest man blasted off Tuesday from a remote desert launch site in Texas, as he became the second billionaire to self-fund a trip to space this month.
Bezos was joined by his brother, Mark, plus 82-year-old aviation pioneer Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, making them the oldest and youngest persons to fly into space.