A secret bidder paid $28 million to win a seat on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s first crewed spaceflight.
The Amazon founder revealed for this present week, both he and his sibling Mark would accept seats in the organization’s New Shepard dispatch vehicle on July 20, to travel to the edge of room and back.
The name of the auction winner will be released in the weeks following the auction’s conclusion. Then, the fourth and final crew member will be announced – stay tuned.
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) June 12, 2021
The Bezos siblings will be joined by the mystery buyer of Saturday’s foundation sell-off, whose personality stays obscure, and by a fourth, at this point anonymous space traveler.
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Taking to Instagram on Monday, June 7, the Amazon CEO said that he plans to travel with his brother Mark Bezos. The launch is currently scheduled to take place on July 20. “Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space,” Bezos said in the post. “On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend,” he wrote.
As soon as the news broke, Twitter got flooded with reactions and #JeffBezos started trending globally.
Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:
— Danyal Ahmed (@laynaddemha) June 13, 2021
— Weekend Alcoholic (@PATSFANIVLYFE) June 13, 2021
#JeffBezos said I’m taking amazon literally to the moon!
— Oilyboi (@luisr5432) June 7, 2021
— Chamath (@chamathspicks) June 8, 2021