The Amazon founder and multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos, who resigned as CEO in February of this year and one of the richest people in the world, intends to fly into space on July 20th with his brother Mark Bezos . In addition, several space tourists will be on board for the flight.
Four minutes of space for several million US dollars
During the first manned space flight of his space company Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos and his brother as well as several space tourists are to be brought into space in a space capsule by a launch vehicle of the New Shepard type for around four minutes above the so-called Kármán Line at a height of 100 kilometers.
You see the earth from space and it changes you. It changes your relationship with this planet, with humanity.
Jeff Bezos himself published a one-minute video on Instagram in which he tells his brother he called his best friend, invites you on a journey into space and explains his motivation.
For the four other fellow travelers into space, the trip to the stars will be expensive. The bid for the last of the four remaining seats on board the space capsule is currently more than 3.5 million US dollars. Bids will be accepted until July 12th.
I want to do this flight because that's what I already have wanted to do all my life. It's an adventure. It's a big deal for me.
Blue Origin has also already published the exact sequence of the New Shepard's first manned space flight on July 20th. In the future, Jeff Bezos and his company intend to enable even ordinary tourists to travel into space.
More information is available on the official website of the space company.
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