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Just popping into space, back in ten minutes!

It had been a long time in the planning, but when billionaire Jeff Bezos blasted into space on Blue Origin’s first human flight, it was all over 11 minutes later.

And as the capsule landed safely, and softly, back on Mother Earth, Bezos was heard to say ‘Best day ever’.

The Amazon founder blasted off in the sub-orbital New Shepard rocket from Texas on Tuesday, on his rocket company’s first flight with passengers.

Minutes later he emerged safely from the capsule that had been brought to rest slowed down by three huge parachutes.

With him on the flight were brother Mark, female astronaut Wally Funk, 82, who trained in 1961 but never went to space, and the company’s first customer, Dutch 18-year-old Oliver Daemen.

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