The organization said that they are looking forward to future launches of Blue Origin.
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday congratulated Blue Origin on the successful first suborbital flight of the New Shepard spacecraft with passengers on board, including billionaire Jeff Bezos.
“Congratulations to the Blue Origin team on the first flight of the New Shepard with passengers on board. We look forward to future flights with researchers and loads of technologies created with the support of NASA on board,” the ministry said in a Twitter message.
Blue Origin on Tuesday carried out the first suborbital flight of the New Shepard spacecraft with passengers on board. Among them, in addition to Bezos, was his younger brother Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, a former professional pilot who passed the astronaut training program, as well as 18-year-old Oliver Damen from the Netherlands. Funk became the oldest person to have been in space, and Daemen became the youngest.
Jeff Bezos is the owner of Blue Origin, as well as the founder of Amazon Corporation. In the list of the richest people in the world compiled by Bloomberg, the entrepreneur takes the first place. His fortune exceeds $200 billion.