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Here’s how Blue Origin trained Jeff Bezos and his crew for an 11-minute launch into space.

When Jeff Bezos, billionaire, founder Blue Origin launches its New Shepard suborbital rocket into space on Tuesday (July 20), and along with three of its crewmates, it will take just over a dozen hours of flight training.

Bezos, his brother Mark, Mercury 13 aviator Wally Funk and 18-year-old physics student Oliver Daman are expected to make their maiden flight aboard New Shepard on Tuesday (July 20). From takeoff to landing, the suborbital flight should last 11 minutes and give the quartet at least three minutes of zero gravity before returning to Earth.

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