Amazon founder and the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, announced he would travel to space on July 20 on the New Shepard vehicle of his space company Blue Origin, together with his brother.
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend,” Bezos wrote on Instagram.
Earlier, Blue Origin launched an online auction for one passenger seat aboard the reusable suborbital ship New Shepard, which is scheduled to be launched on July 20. The result will be revealed on June 12.
Here’s a link to Jeff Bezos’s Instagram post regarding the announcement today that he and his brother Mark will join the auction winner on New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20th. https://t.co/2yfIEmTvv4
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) June 7, 2021
Blue Origin wrote on Twitter that the auction winner would join Bezos and his brother Mark during the flight.