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Jeff Bezos, brother will be part of 1st crewed space flight of his company

Jeff Bezos recently stated that he will be on board during the launch of his rocket company, Blue Origin’s first human space flight next month. As per reports, Jeff’s brother Mark Bezos will join him on the flight.

Jeff’s rocket company, Blue Origin, which was founded in 2000, is also auctioning off a passenger seat on the New Shepard. It is a suborbital spacecraft which is planned to take off on July 20.

The company reports that the bidding for the passenger seat has reached almost $3 million with around 6000 participants from across 143 countries. The flight will carry six passengers on a short trip to the edge of outer space on July 20, which is the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo11 moon landing.

Blue Origin named its tourist rocket after Alan Shepard, the first American who went to space in 1961.
Bezos stated that the human space flight has already undergone 15 test flights, none of which had passengers aboard. Bezos, 57, called this trip as the gretaes adventure with his best friend. He added that he has been dreaming of travelling to space ever since he was 5 years old.

The crew will arrive in West texas four days before their flight so that they can receive their training. The capsule carrying the passengers will separate from its booster at about 2, 50,000 feet.