Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos set to go in space, flying on July 20

 Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, the world's richest man, is set to go into space.

Bezos is set to go into space on the first manned flight of the New Shepherd rocket built by his space company Blue Origin.



The Bezos space flight is scheduled for July 20. Bezos, who announced his resignation from the post of CEO of Amazon on July 5, has decided to go into space as soon as he is relieved of his responsibilities as Amazon chief.
According to Blue Origin Company, Bezos will be accompanied by his younger brother Mark Bezos on the flight.

Posting on Instagram on Monday morning, Bezos, 57, said: "I've dreamed of traveling in space since I was five years old. On July 20, I will go on the trip with my brother. The biggest adventure, with my best friend.
If Bezos' plan succeeds, he will be the first billionaire to reach space on a rocket built by his own company. His company has spent millions of dollars building rockets.

Remember that even the British billionaire Richard Branson, the owner of the space company Virgin Galactic, has planned to fly in space in the near future. His company is in direct competition with Blue Origin.

Branson has announced that he will fly into space from the first rocket ship of the Virgin Galactic.

His space flight is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 this year.

Elan Musk, the billionaire owner of SpaceX Company, which has built and launched commercial rockets for space flight, has not yet made public his plans to travel to space.

Jeff Bezos will use a 6-seat capsule with a 59-foot rocket in space travel. In 11 minutes, the rocket will reach 60 miles above the earth.

The Blue Origin Company announced in May that it would send astronauts for the first time in six years after a thorough and secret test of the New Shepherd rocket and capsule.

The company has not said how many tickets will be sold for the trip in the six-seat capsule. But one seat will be awarded to the winner of the current auction. The fee for the one-seat auction has reached 2.8 million so far.

From CNN

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