Transcript for Amazon founder set to launch to the edge of space
Jeff bezos on the eve of his historic flight. And the 82-year-old woman about to be one of his passengers. She studied to be an astronaut in the 1960s, and she's finally heading to a space. Here's gio Benitez. Reporter: With a fist bump, Jeff bezos and the crew of three are suited up. Feels good to be in a flight suit. Reporter: Just hours to go until that launch tomorrow morning. Blue origin has conducted 15 successful test flights, but never with a human on board. Bezos, his brother mark, 82-year-old wally funk, and 18-year-old Oliver daemen will be the first to try it out. The crew speaking with "Gma" this morning. I'm excited, but I'm not Reporter: While daemen will become the youngest and first paying civilian to head to space on a commercial flight, funk will become the oldest person in space after training in the 1960s for a women in space program, but never getting the chance to fly. I've dreamt a long time to get to go up. Reporter: Bezos will be the second billionaire to leave the planet after Richard Branson launched his virgin galactic spaceship last week. Whoo! Reporter: But bezos' trip will look a little bit different. His 11-minute flight will start like a traditional launch, the capsule sitting above the rocket. The ship is completely autonomous. There's no pilot. And it'll quickly accelerate to Mach three, reaching the edge of space within just three minutes. And if there's any problem with the rocket during the flight the escape motor is activated. We got a firsthand look. This is the escape motor? Exactly. We can fire this and we can get the capsule far and fast away from the booster. If anything is detected. Reporter: David, blue origin says there's no bad seat on this flight. The windows are the largest ever to go into space. Clearly, this was a spaceship built for tourism. And ABC news will carry the lift-off live. "Good morning America," first thing tomorrow, scheduled for around 9:00 A.M. Right here on ABC. When we come back, the father hiking. Falling to his death.
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