What Jeff Bezos and his crew brought to space
Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark brought three aviation-related tokens with them as they flew with two other passengers to suborbital space on Tuesday morning, they revealed at a post-flight press conference:
- A piece of canvas from the 1903 Wright Flyer, the world's first heavier-than-air flying machine.
- A bronze medallion made from the first hot air balloon flight in 1783, the first time man flew on a controlled flight.
- The goggles that Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean with in 1932.
What they're saying: "I like to think that if Amelia were here, she'd be very, very proud of Wally," Bezos said, referring to 82-year-old Wally Funk — now the oldest person ever to fly to space. "Thank you, Amelia, wherever you are. We hope you're watching all of this."
Bezos also revealed that he wore a Blue Origin feather necklace, which he gifted to his mother at the press conference.
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