Jeff Bezos says his launch to space gave him greater appreciation of Earth’s fragility

LAUNCH SITE ONE, West Texas — Seeing Earth from space apparently made a big impact on the planet’s richest resident.

Billionaire Jeff Bezos flew to suborbital space with three other people Tuesday (July 20) on the first crewed mission ever launched by his spaceflight company, Blue Origin. He said he greatly enjoyed the rocket ride and microgravity flips but was most struck, as astronauts tend to be, by the thought-provoking view.

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