Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, said he will enter space next month, when his company Blue Origin will begin its first mission to send passengers into Earth orbit.
The 57-year-old billionaire plans to travel with his brother Mark, which he posted on Instagram today. The conference is scheduled to be held on July 20, approximately two weeks after Bezos steps down as Amazon’s CEO. Bloomberg.
“I have been dreaming of space travel since I was five years old. On July 20th, I will travel with my brother. The biggest adventure, with my best friend,” Bezos wrote on Instagram .
Blue Origin provided an auction site for its new Shepard rocket, which is scheduled to take off on July 20. This will be an 11-minute suborbital journey, during which it will reach an altitude of approximately 100 kilometers. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Blue Origin Foundation, the future club that promotes math and science education.
Suborbital flight refers to the flight of a spacecraft that reaches an altitude of 100 kilometers (or higher) above the earth’s surface, but does not reach sufficient speed to continue moving around the earth in a circular path without additional force.
The company said that in the future, rocket passengers will take a four-day adventure, including a three-day training near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin has built facilities to accommodate travelers, including a coffee shop.