"Since the age of five, I have dreamt of flying into space. On July 20, I am going to embark on this journey with my brother. The greatest adventure with my best friend ", - wrote Bezos. In his opinion, such an experience changes a person, his attitude to the planet and humanity.
Bezos's Blue Origin, which is organizing the flight, has confirmed the plans. The company noted that three passengers will go into space, in addition to Bezos and his brother Mark, another person will receive this opportunity. The spaceship ticket is played out at an auction in which about 6 thousand people from 143 countries take part. Bidding started on May 5 and will end on June 12. Currently, the rate has already risen to $ 2.8 million.
The space tourists are expected to spend several minutes in zero gravity, after which the capsule will return to earth with them.
Earlier, Blue Origin had 15 tests of its suborbital ship, called New Shepard, with a dummy equipped with sensors in the role of "passenger".