At 9:15 AM, Blue Origin Mission NS-16 was a go. The New Shepard launch vehicle with its interesting design barreled out of orbit with four passengers onboard: Bezos himself, his brother Mark, former NASA hopeful Wally Funk, and 18-year-old paying passenger Oliver Daemen. This wasn’t a NASA mission – actually, far from it. Rather, it’s the pet project of Bezos and the vessel was fully autonomous and computer piloted (like a space Tesla!)