Jun 7, 2021

Jeff Bezos and brother to fly to space in Blue Origin flight

EPA. The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has said he will fly to space with his brother on the first human flight launched by his space company, Blue Origin. In an Instagram post, Mr Bezos said space flight was something he had wanted to do "My whole life". Blue Origin is also auctioning off a seat in the capsule, for someone who will join the pair on the inaugural manned flight. Bidding for a seat on the New Shepard - the name of the Blue Origin vehicle - had reached $2.8m when Mr Bezos announced his plan to take the flight. The first manned flight comes just two weeks after Mr Bezos plans to step down as CEO of Amazon.

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