Digital Desk, New York. Jeff Bezos will go to space from his space company Blue Origin’s rocket New Shepard. He will fly to space on July 20, just 15 days after resigning as the CEO of Amazon. Along with Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos will also accompany him in space. Bezos, 57, said in an Instagram post on Monday morning, ‘Since I was five years old, I have dreamed of traveling to space. On July 20, I will be traveling with my brother. The biggest adventure, with my best
If everything goes according to plan, Bezos will be the first of the billionaire space tycoon to go to space. Even Elon Musk, whose company Space X has made powerful rockets, has not been able to do this so far. British billionaire Richard Branson, whose own space company, Virgin Galactic, plans to operate flights into suborbital space for ultra-weldy thrill seekers and compete directly with Blue Origin. Branson has said he will be among the first passengers aboard Virgin Galactic’s rocket-powered plane. But this flight is expected to happen later in 2021.
Blue Origin’s Flight Crew flight will see the company’s six-seater capsule and 59-foot rocket take an 11-minute flight toward the edge of space reaching more than 60 miles above Earth. After six years of extensive and often covert testing of the rocket and capsule called the New Shepard, Blue Origin announced in May that it was preparing to put the first passengers in the New Shepard capsule.