Astronaut Terry Virts’ thoughts on Bezos launch: ‘Space tourism is a great thing to use resources for…I’m excited about it’

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket launches carrying passengers Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, brother Mark Bezos, Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk, from its spaceport near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Colonel Terry Virts, who has piloted STS-130 aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, commanded the International Space Station, and spent over 200 days in space, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss Jeff Bezos’ space flight in Blue Origin’s New Shepard.

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