Blue Origin’s first astronaut spaceflight breaks four Guinness World Records titles
Today, Blue Origin and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ announced several records that were achieved as part of Blue Origin’s successful first human flight to space and back on July 20, 2021. The flight included Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and Blue Origin’s first customer, Oliver Daemen.
The GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles being issued certify the following:
· The oldest person to go to space is Wally Funk, who crossed the Kármán line at the age of 82 years, 169 days on July 20, 2021.
· The youngest person to go to space is Oliver Daemen, who crossed the Kármán line at the age of 18 years 334 days on July 20, 2021.
· The first siblings to go to space at the same time are Jeff and Mark Bezos, who crossed the Kármán line on July 20, 2021.
· The first suborbital spacecraft to carry paying customers was Blue Origin’s New Shepard RSS First Step on July 20, 2021.
Here is a recap of their historic mission to space, which was achieved after a rigorous test flight program which took place over several years to verify the vehicle was operationally safe to fly humans. This included several in-flight demonstrations of the crew escape system and verification of redundant systems to ensure crew safety in any phase of flight.