Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced in July that he would board the first manned flight of a New Shepard rocket developed by his aerospace company Blue Origin.
Bezos’ brother, Marc Bezos, is also on board this launch. The brothers shared on Instagram that they had dreamed of traveling to space since they were 5 years old, and shared their impressions of going on a trip with the brothers on July 20. posted together.
On the first flight of the Bezos brothers, when they reach an altitude of 100 km, the occupants can enjoy a zero-gravity state for as short as three minutes. After enjoying the view out of the window, like the countless stars scattered in the dark universe, and the big blue round Earth horizon, 11 minutes later, it returns to the ground.
One of the seats for Blue Origin’s first manned space tour is up for auction on June 12, and so far there have been over 6,000 bids from 143 countries around the world. The maximum bid is currently approaching $3.2 million, he said. Blue Origin donates the proceeds from ticket sales to the Club for the Future, a foundation that supports STEM education with the goal of realizing space life that he founded. Related information can be found here.