Jeff Bezos shall be aboard for Blue Origin’s first human space flight subsequent month.
In an Instagram post early Monday, Bezos mentioned he, his brother, and the winner of an ongoing public sale, shall be aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft throughout it is scheduled launch on July 20.
July 20 is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon touchdown. The journey shall be a quick hop to space from Texas.
Bezos mentioned in early February that he was stepping down as CEO of Amazon to spend extra time, amongst different issues, centered on Blue Origin.
“To see the Earth from space, it changes you, changes your relationship with this planet. It’s one Earth,” Bezos mentioned in the Instagram publish. “I want to go on this flight because it’s a thing I’ve wanted to do all my life. It’s an adventure. It’s a big deal for me.”
The public sale for an open seat on New Shepard ends Saturday. The profitable bid proper now stands at $2.eight million, with virtually 6,000 individuals from 143 international locations. The profitable bid quantity shall be donated to Blue Origin’s basis, Club for the Future, whose mission is to encourage future generations to pursue careers in STEM and to assist invent the way forward for life in space.