The one great thing about being as wealthy as Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is that you can afford to go to space and that’s exactly what Bezos is doing.
According to CNN, Bezos will be flying to space on the first crewed flight of the New Shepard, the rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origin. The flight is scheduled for July 20th, just 15 days after he is set to resign as CEO of Amazon.
Bezos said on Instagram, “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, the world’s richest person with a net worth of $187 billion, will be the first of the billionaire space tycoons to experience a ride aboard the rocket technology that he’s spent millions of dollars developing.
Blue Origin’s flight will see the company’s six-seater capsule and 59-foot rocket take an 11-minute flight that’ll reach more than 60 miles above Earth.
Blue Origin was founded by Bezos in 2000.