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Bezos brothers thank The Explorers Club for historic artifacts carried aboard New Shepard flag

By SpaceRef Editor
July 20, 2021
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We are proud to share an excerpt from the live press conference that Jeff and Mark Bezos held immediately following the historic flight of New Shepard, in which they singled out The Explorers Club and two important artifacts from the Club’s collection they carried aboard the flight, which are an intimate part of exploration history.

Aside from the Club Flag carried aboard which we previously mentioned – the same Flag Bezos Expeditions took on their successful search for the Apollo 11 F-1 Rocket Engines, and was also on the 1985 Titanic Discovery Expedition, when Titanic was found – the New Shepard crew also carried:

  • The 1784 Bronze Medal from the Montgolfière Brothers hot air balloon, the first confirmed piloted ascent by humans in 1783
  • A piece of canvas from the Wright Brothers Flyer – the fuselage and wings were made of canvas

Click here to view the exact segment where the Club was mentioned, and we’d again like to congratulate the entire team from Blue Origin for today’s historic accomplishment.

SpaceRef staff editor.