A lifelong dream and 20 years of work: how Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos arrived at their first astronaut launch

For Blue originThis coming moment has been in preparation for over two decades.

The space company, founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, is set to begin its first crewed mission on Tuesday (July 20), which will send the billionaire and three other humans into suborbital space aboard a reusable capsule missile complex called New Shepard. The launch is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET (1 p.m. GMT) from the Blue Origin launch pad near Van Horn, Texas.

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