EXPLAINER: How Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos will soar into space


              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This 2021 photo provided by his family shows Oliver Daemen in an airplane cockpit. The 18-year-old from the Netherlands is about to become the youngest person in space. Blue Origin announced Thursday, July 15, 2021, that the teenager will be traveling on the July 20 launch in West Texas. (Daemen Family via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, center, and others inspect Crew Capsule 2.0 after touchdown in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this undated photo made available by Blue Origin, members of the team celebrate with founder Jeff Bezos at the site of the New Shepard rocket booster landing in West Texas. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this April 14, 2021 photo made available by Blue Origin, the New Shepard Crew Capsule descends from space on during a test in West Texas. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this Jan. 14, 2021 photo made available by Blue Origin, the New Shepard NS-14 booster rocket lands at Launch Site One in West Texas. (Blue Origin via AP)
            
              This undated photo made available by Blue Origin shows the interior of the crew capsule. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, Bezos will be on board. No test pilots or flight engineers for the Tuesday, July 20, 2021 debut flight from West Texas - just Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Michael Craft/Blue Origin via AP)
            
              In this 2019 photo made available by NASA, Mercury 13 astronaut trainee Wally Funk visits the Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland, Ohio. On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Blue Origin announced the early female aerospace pioneer will be aboard the company's July 20 launch from West Texas, flying as an "honored guest." (NASA via AP)
            
              In this Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 photo, Mark Bezos attends day two of Summit LA17 in Los Angeles. When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Mark Bezos will be on board with his brother Jeff Bezos, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer and a teenager. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
            
              In this Jan. 14, 2021 photo made available by Blue Origin, the New Shepard NS-14 rocket lifts off from Launch Site One in West Texas. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Blue Origin’s 60-foot (18-meter) New Shepard rocket will accelerate toward space at three times the speed of sound, or Mach 3, before separating from the capsule and returning for an upright landing. (Blue Origin via AP)