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Omega Speedmasters Head To Space

Post by koimaster » July 21st 2021, 9:39am

"Watch Jeff Bezos get launched into space." That's what my phone told me this morning. I have to give kudos to whoever pushed that phrasing out to all iPhone users. Bravo to them, and of course, bravo to Bezos who successfully got launched into – and subsequently returned from – space (the final frontier).

At 9:15 AM, Blue Origin Mission NS-16 was a go. The New Shepard launch vehicle with its interesting design barreled out of orbit with four passengers onboard: Bezos himself, his brother Mark, former NASA hopeful Wally Funk, and 18-year-old paying passenger Oliver Daemen. This wasn't a NASA mission – actually, far from it. Rather, it's the pet project of Bezos and the vessel was fully autonomous and computer piloted (like a space Tesla!)


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