Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday he will fly into space next month on the first human flight started by his own Blue Origin rocket firm
“Ever since I was five years old, I have dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I’ll take that travel together with my brother,” Bezos said on his Instagram account.
Blue Origin stated Bezos and his brother Mark will journey on the first crewed flight of the company’s New Shepard capsule.
The business is auctioning off the third spot, which bidding is already at $2.8 million with almost 6,000 participants from 143 countries.
The trip will last a total of 10 minutes, four of which passengers will invest over the Karman line which marks the recognized border between Earth’s atmosphere and space.
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The reusable suborbital rocket system was named after Alan Shepard, the first American in space 60 decades ago.
The profits from the auction goes to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, which aims to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM.