The whole trip took under 10 minutes, but Jeff Bezos and a few others on board his Blue Origin New Shepherd rocket took their first trip to the edge of space. Bezos and crew launched 351,210 feet into space on Tuesday, eclipsing the height of Sir Richard Branson’s flight by roughly 69,000 feet.
Bezos was joined by his brother Mark Bezos, pilot Wally Funk and teenager Oliver Daemen. At 82 and 18, respectively, Funk and Daemon are the oldest and youngest people to ever fly into space. They blasted off from the desert in Texas, and upon returning back to Earth, Bezos said it was “the best day ever.”