Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin blasts third private crew into space

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin on Saturday morning (local time) blasted its third private crew into space.This flight marked the third of what Blue Origin hopes will be many space tourism launches, carrying wealthy customers to the edge of space, reported CNN.This is the first time that Blue Origin filled all six seats on its New Shepard rocket and capsule, which is named for Alan Shepard.On the company’s two previous flights — including the July flight that sent Bezos himself to space — only four of the seats were taken up, reported CNN.The group blasted off aboard Blue Origin’s suborbital space tourism rocket at 9:01 am CT from the company’s launch facilities near the rural town of Van Horn, Texas and took a supersonic, 10-minute flight that reached more than 60 miles above the Earth’s surface before parachuting to a landing.The crew consisted of Good Morning America host Michael Strahan, the daughter of famed astronaut Alan Shepard, and four paying customers on a …