Jeff Bezos will fly on the first passenger flight of his space company Blue Origin, which the company plans to launch on July 20, the billionaire announced Monday.
“I want to go on this flight because it’s the thing I’ve wanted to do all my life,” Bezos said in a video posted to his Instagram.
Bezos’ brother Mark will join him, as will the winner of an auction being held for one of the seats. The highest bid stands at $2.8 million as of Monday morning, five days before the auction closes.
“I wasn’t even expecting him to say that he was going to be on the first flight,” Mark Bezos said in the video. “What a remarkable opportunity, not only to have this adventure but to do it with my best friend.”
JUST IN: Jeff Bezos will be flying to space on the first crewed flight of the New Shepard, the rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origin.
The flight is scheduled for July 20th, just 15 days after he is set to resign as CEO of Amazon. https://t.co/m4gfZpwhlc
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Jeff Bezos will fly on a rocket launched by his company Blue Origin in July, two weeks after he steps down as Amazon CEOhttps://t.co/3KExGkRqNa
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