VIDEO: Blue Origin sent the first citizens of Egypt and Portugal into space

The Blue Origin New Shepard rocket lifted off from West Texas, sending the capsule on a 10-minute flight with six crew members.

The flight featured Coby Cotton, co-founder of Dude Perfect; Mario Ferreira, Portuguese entrepreneur; Vanessa O’Brien, British-American mountaineer; Clint Kelly III, technology leader; Sarah Sabry, Egyptian engineer; and Steve Young, Head of Telecommunications.

Their automated capsule flew off into space, providing a few minutes of weightlessness before being parachuted into the desert.

The company is working at Cape Canaveral on a larger orbital-class rocket named the New Glenn after the first American to orbit the world, John Glenn.