New Shepard Blue Origin launched with Jeff Bezos this morning

Posted By on July 20, 2021


Most news outlets are covering the Jeff Bezos and crew launching the few minutes delayed Blue Origin first crewed 11-minute space flight on the anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing in 1969. The New Shepard spacecraft launched flawlessly and was a beautiful site … although, shockingly short, for $28 million dollars per passenger.


Interestingly, the sky in SW Ohio was very orange last night as I looked out the window before bed last night. I was so clear that after “trying” to capture the moon on my iPhone 7plus (left), I opted to pull out the Lumix GX8 (right) and then added the telephoto for a closer image of the moon itself below (click for larger).



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