Jeff Bezos will go to space on his first flight with his Blue Origin rocket in July – Telemundo New York (47)
NEW YORK – Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will travel to space on July 20 on his company’s first manned flight. blue origin,, Qutb himself announced on his Instagram account.
This launch, in which Bezos will accompany his brother, is scheduled for fifteen days after his departure as Amazon CEO.
“Since I was 5, I’ve always dreamed of space travel. On July 20, I’m going to take this flight with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend,” says Bezos on Instagram, in a message accompanying the video on the one in which he called the founder Amazon brother to live this experience with him.
Bezos explains that seeing Earth from space “changes you and your relationships with the planet and with humanity” and stresses that he has wanted all his life to live this adventure.
On May 26, at a virtual meeting of Amazon shareholders, Bezos announced that he would step down as president of the company on July 5, when the transition to his successor, Andy Gacy, becomes official.
Thus, as he himself indicated, he will have more time to focus on charitable initiatives and manage his other companies, Blue Origin and The Washington Post.
Bezos founded his space exploration company, Blue Origin, in 2000.
The company is still auctioning a seat on this first manned flight that Bezos and his brother will travel on. According to the site, the highest bid is currently $2.8 million.
It is the first time in more than 20 years that astronauts from the US, European and Japanese space agencies have traveled together.