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Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below.
Update: Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers landed safely from their flight to the edge of space on July 20, 2021. Read more in our story.
Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is about to fly to the edge of space.
The billionaire founder of Amazon and Blue Origin is riding a New Shepard rocket up to the Kármán line - an imaginary boundary 62 miles (100 kilometers) above sea level, where many experts say space begins.
There, he's expected to experience weightlessness and stunning views of Earth for about three minutes.
The rocket is scheduled to lift off from Blue Origin's launch site in Texas at around 8 a.m. CT (9 a.m. ET) on Tuesday. The company is broadcasting the spaceflight live, in the video embedded below, starting at 6:30 a.m. CT (7:30 a.m. ET).
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