Analysis: Jeff Bezos’s trip to space manages to be both historic and somewhat dull

The Amazon founder went up and came down again, doing the bare minimum to qualify him as an astronaut, but as space becomes a playground for billionaires, there are some concerns about the harm they could do

Jeff Bezos and 82-year-old Wally Funk celebrated as they leave Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew capsule after the first human spaceflight for the company. Picture: Getty