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Jeff Bezos to fly to space on July 20

Jeff Bezos to fly to space on Blue Origin’s first human flight on July 20.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

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Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos will fly to space with his brother, Mark on Blue Origin’s first human flight on July 20, the aerospace firm said in a statement.

“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 in an Instagram post.

 

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The Bezos brothers will join the auction winner of the very first seat on New Shepard, for which the three-phased auction commenced on May 5 with sealed online bidding. It will conclude on June 12 with a live online auction on the company’s website.

The aerospace company said that the auction bidding is already at $2.8 million with nearly 6,000 participants from 143 countries. The winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, it noted.

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Blue Origin’s first human flight will be a major landmark for the company that is competing with other aerospace firms such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic in the commercial space industry.


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