The opportunity to fly into space on July 20 was put up for auction. The starting price of the lot was $ 4.8 million, a mysterious stranger bought it for $ 28 million.
It will be Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ first manned suborbital flight on the New Shepard spacecraft by billionaire Blue Origin. The results of the auction, in which representatives from 159 countries of the world showed interest, and 7,600 people took part, the press service of Blue Origin reported yesterday.
Thus, the third crew member has been identified, whose name is promised to be made public in a few weeks. In addition to the winning bidder, the flight will be attended by the head of Amazon and Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark. Who the other 2 participants will become is also not reported yet. The proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Blue Origin Foundation and will be directed to the scientific, technical and educational spheres.
According to Forbes magazine, Amazon CEO Bezos has a fortune of $ 186.2 billion – he is one of the richest people in the world. He wrote on Instagram: “On July 20, I will embark on this journey with my brother. Greatest Adventure With My Best Friend. “