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Pilot who flew with William Shatner to space killed along with Flight Instructor in New Jersey Plane Crash

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Hampton NJ, a crew mate of William Shatner’s in last month’s historic rocket trip to the edge of space, was one of two men killed Thursday in a plane crash in New Jersey, officials said.

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William Shatner of ‘Star Trek’ ready to go to space for real

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Ridgewood NJ, Blue Origin is set to launch William Shatner into space at around 9:30 am ET. Shatner is set to become the oldest person to go to space at 90 years old. The mission was scheduled for October 12, but it was pushed back due to forecasted high winds. Three other people will be on the mission. The livestream is set to begin at around 8:30 am ET.

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The Era of Space Tourism is born as Sir Richard Branson Reaches Space on Virgin Galactic Flight

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Spaceport America New Mexico, after nearly 17 years of development and over a billion of dollars invested in Virgin Galactic, Sir Richard Branson has achieved his dream and reached space.

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Billionaires in Space

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Ridgewood NJ, Jeff Bezos an American business magnate, media proprietor, investor, and founder and CEO of the multi-national technology company Amazon. With a net worth of more than $200 billion as of April 2021, he is the richest person in the world according to both Forbes and Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. Bezos  will be flying on Blue Origin’s first human spaceflight next month. He has invited his brother to go along, so the two brothers will join the winner of an auction for the July 20 flight. Bidding for the third seat has already reached $2.8 million, but it is likely to go higher during a live auction on June 22. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Club for the Future, Blue Origin’s foundation. Bezos has wanted to go to space for a long time, but he wanted to go on a Blue Origin vehicle.