Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin will launch its first suborbital flight with people on board on July twentieth. What’s sudden nonetheless is that Jeff Bezos will be one in all the passengers on that inaugural flight. Bezos introduced the information right this moment in a short video posted to his Instagram account.
Along with Bezos being a passenger on his firm’s reusable New Shepard rocket, he’ll additionally be joined by his brother on the flight. It’s been recognized that Blue Origin’s first spaceflight would characteristic human passengers – together with a seat being auctioned off to the highest bidder – for a while. However the incontrovertible fact that the flight will carry the world’s richest man and the proprietor of Blue Origins…we’ll it reveals you simply how a lot religion Bezos has in his spaceflight firm.
After all, whereas Bezos feels safe sufficient to convey himself and his brother alongside for the trip, we expect Bezos’ insurers are most likely going to be sweating bullets throughout the flight. It ought to be famous that when Bezos makes the flight he will not be CEO of Amazon. He steps down from his longtime position at the firm on July 5. And another factor: if you wish to be a part of the historic flight, you continue to have your probability. Bidding for the auctioned seat remains to be going on and presently websites at 2.8 million.