Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is about to go to space today as he and three crew mates are preparing to blast off from West Texas. The launch is scheduled to occur at 9:15 a.m. ET.
Bezos’ journey to space will be the maiden flight of the New Shepard rocket developed by his aerospace manufacturing company, Blue Origin. The flight comes days after Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson made a breakthrough in commercial space travel