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Winning ticket to fly in space with Jeff Bezos costs $28 million

Winning ticket to fly in space with Jeff Bezos costs $28 million

6/14/2021 3:46:00 AM

Winning ticket to fly in space with Jeff Bezos costs $28 million

An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning $28 million bid Saturday.

Read: Jeff Bezos in space: Where is he going, and who else will be onboard the New Shepard?It will be the first launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket with people on board, kicking off the company’s space tourism business. Fifteen previous test flights of the reusable rocket and capsule since 2015 — short hops lasting about 10 minutes — were all successful.

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Saturday’s auction followed more than a month of online bidding that reached $4.8 million by Friday. More than 7,500 people from 159 countries registered to bid, according to Blue Origin. More than 20 bidders — the high rollers — took part in Saturday’s auction.

Bezos announced Monday that he and his younger brother, Mark, would be on board New Shepard’s first crew flight; the news quickly boosted bidding. The winning amount is being donated to Blue Origin’s Club for the Future, an educational effort to promote science and tech among young people. headtopics.com

The completely automated capsule can carry up to six passengers, each with their own big window. Blue Origin’s top sales director, Ariane Cornell, said following the auction that the fourth and final seat on the debut crew flight will be announced soon.

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Winning bid for a seat on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin spacecraft goes for $28 millionBusiness Insider tells the global tech, finance, markets, media, healthcare, and strategy stories you want to know. You just know this guy will try to sell you the moon, even when it isn't his to sell. Smh what a dumbass, could've just built a rocket themself instead of spending 28 MILLION DOLLARS on a single seat Jeff just said he’s coming aboard to get that bid price up. He’s gonna say “ooh I’m sick sorry I can’t come” the day before launch 😂

Winning auction bid to fly in space with Jeff Bezos: $28MCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning $28 million bid Saturday. The Amazon founder's rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner’s name following the live online auction. Life is not fair 😂 I bet if there was a GoFundMe to keep them up there, we could top that bid. People with too much money

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Winning bid for a seat on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin spacecraft goes for $28 millionBusiness Insider tells the global tech, finance, markets, media, healthcare, and strategy stories you want to know. You just know this guy will try to sell you the moon, even when it isn't his to sell. Smh what a dumbass, could've just built a rocket themself instead of spending 28 MILLION DOLLARS on a single seat Jeff just said he’s coming aboard to get that bid price up. He’s gonna say “ooh I’m sick sorry I can’t come” the day before launch 😂