Jeff and Mark Bezos will fly to space on July 20 in Blue Origin's New Shepard

Amazon CEO fulfilling his childhood dream

The Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos reported the news using a video on Instagram. In it, Jeff said he and his sibling Mark will dispatch into space on July 20 aboard a rocket worked by Bezos’ space organization Blue Origin. The firm declared in May it would focus on this date for a first crewed flight, however didn’t say that Bezos himself would be partaking.

In the Instagram video, Bezos says that bringing an excursion into space has been a deep-rooted dream for him and that it will be “significant” to have his sibling along for the ride.

Bidding going on for Blue Origin’s first flight

Bidding is in progress for a tourist spot on the space adventure’s debut human trip onboard the Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. Near 6,000 members from 143 nations have effectively participated, with the most elevated bid at $2.8 million. Blue Origin has said that it will give the returns to its STEM-centered foundation, Club for the Future. The bidding, which you can enlist until June 10, is set to finish up with a live auction on June 20.

A little more than a month later on July 20, the dispatch will take six travelers 62 miles (or barely short of 100km) over the outside of the Earth. Those on the flight will encounter weightlessness and see the arch of the Earth, before returning to the ground.

Presently, we know who two of those passengers will be. Prominently, by that point, Jeff Bezos will presently don’t be CEO of Amazon as he is set to leave the job to become executive chairman on July 5. In his place, Amazon Web Services head Andy Jassy will assume the top work.

About Mark Bezos

For his sibling, Mark Bezos is a fellow founder of private equity firm HighPost Capital and an overseer of the Bezos Family Foundation, a non-benefit that centers on early learning education. He previously owned an ad agency and filled in as the senior VP of communications for the Robin Hood Foundation, an anti-poverty association.


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