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Amazon magnate Bezos ready to ride his own rocket to space

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Washington (AFP) – The wealthiest man on the planet Jeff Bezos will ride his own rocket to outer space on Tuesday, a key moment for a fledgling industry seeking to make the final frontier accessible to elite tourists. Blue Origin has planned its first crewed mission, an 11-minute hop from west Texas to beyond the Karman line and back again, to coincide with the 52nd anniversary of the first Moon landing. “#NewShepard is on the pad. The launch team completed vehicle rollout this morning and final preparations are underway,” the company tweeted Tuesday. Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson ma…

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