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This Blue Origin Space Capsule Will Be Carrying Humans Soon

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Outside of Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report , Jeff Bezos is working on another big project. 

That's Blue Origin, a space flight company he founded in 2000. 

Bezos' vision is to build the necessary infrastructure to allow industrial activity on the moon. It's a difficult endeavor, but Blue Origin is making progress. 

New Shepard's six-seater space capsule will start taking human passengers within a year. It's currently used to take research payloads up into space. 

It launches off a booster, then the capsule releases for free flight once it crosses into space. 

Once the trip is done, both the booster and the capsule float back down to earth -- the entire trip takes just 11 minutes.

Blue Origin is one of the many high-stakes bets Bezos has taken over the years -- but in the case of Amazon, it's more than paid off. 

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