Space capsule launches over Texas
WEST, Texas (CBS12) —
A rocket took to the skies over Texas on Wednesday, a step in the effort toward space tourism.
Blue Origin launched the New Shephard rocket system over West, Texas.
Blue Origin is a privately funded aerospace manufacturer created by Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon.
The rocket system is being developed to cater to space tourists where people would be able to take a capsule to the edge of space, float in zero gravity, and return to earth.
Today's launch went past the goal of 350,000 feet.