Jeff Bezos’, Amazon’s outgoing chief executive reveals his space vacation alongside Mark Bezos, his brother — as expected, the billionaire will board a space transit built by Blue Origin, a space company owned by Jeff.
This trip is also Blue Origin’s first to visit space, featuring Jeff, Mark, and an undisclosed lucky bidder. Jeff made this announcement exclusive sharing the information via a video he posted on his Instagram page.
The anticipated Blue Origin space travel is set to take off by July 20th — the space company dropped the fore notice about their first space visit in the early days of May. Still, Blue Origin did not disclose if Jeff Bezos and his brother will occupy the VIP passenger seat in its space rocket at the time.
Although the space company noted that its first crewed flight is supposed to take off today — at the time when the first announcement was published.
Jeff told his fans and followers his dreams are gradually fulfilled. In line with the video, he posted on his gram, a vacation on space has always been on his to-do list since he was a kid. “I want to go on this flight because it’s the thing I’ve wanted to do all my life. It’s an adventure. It’s a big deal for me.” Jeff and his brother Mark will live to include their experience in existing space history by July 20th.
Jeff’s perspective about life has evolved overtime, “you see the earth from space and it changes you. It changes your relationship with this planet, with humanity. It’s one Earth.” He recently declared his stepdown as the CEO of the same company he built, aiming to focus on other adventures of life.
Jeff’s space travel happens to be one of the adventures he pictured for himself alongside Mark Bezos. while Blue Origin’s reusable space rocket dubbed ‘New Shepherd’ takes them to the edge of space, other passengers will also tag along to share from Jeff’s space experience since the rocket is built to accommodate six passengers.
New Shepherd’s booster is built to look like a gumdrop crew capsule. The capsule is expected to detach automatically from the rocket’s booter approaching the Kármán line — after it has gained flight from the earth, at 100km above sea level.
At the point where the booster gets separated from the capsule, the rocket tends to be approaching the edges of space — while Jeff, Mark, and other passengers are expected to witness earth’s curved-like shape. Then gravity also shares its weightless experience with Jeff and company.
Still, both the booster and the capsule will land differently — the capsule is expected to land with a parachute on the desert in Western Texas, according to Blue Origin’s calculations.
While the Bezos remains a very important passenger in a six passengers seater rocket, one of the seats is reserved for a lucky bidder on an online auction hosted by Amazon. At the moment, the bid has gotten to $2,800,000 and it’s expected to increase accordingly.
It worth noting that the current auction to travel with the world’s richest men closes a few days from now, June 12. At the expense of winning this auction, Jeff and Mark Bezos will attend to the winner in person while they take off for space together.