The auction for the voyage of the Bezos brothers and the other two into space in the crew capsule on top of the reusable New Shepard rocket has ended. Bid increased from $4.8 to $28 million in 10 minutes
Blue Origin concluded a one-month process designed to secure the highest bid for the company’s first manned space flight. The identities of the winners will be kept secret for a few weeks: “We still need to complete some final paperwork with them,” Blue Origin’s Ariane Cornell explained during the last auction broadcast.
The auction was held in Boston, USA, and the venue was RR Auction, a company that organized the entire operation.Oh edge Dozens of telephone operators were present, representing 20 bidders. This process has been going on for a month and is now over, and the bid price rose rapidly from US$4.8 million to US$28 million in just ten minutes. All proceeds from this ticket will be donated to Blue Origin’s Charity Future Club.
Blue Origin’s flight is scheduled to take place on July 20 and will be carried out using a reusable New Shepard rocket with a manned cabin on the top. When the plane reaches an altitude of 100 kilometers, the space capsule is separated from the rocket. At that stage, passengers can already see the curvature of the earth and have a gravity-free experience within a few minutes. It is expected that the rocket and the space capsule will land on the launch pad separately in a controlled manner. There will be Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, the passenger who paid a large sum of money for the ticket, and a fourth person on board. It is unclear whether Blue Origin or one of the bidders.
SpaceX has already transported “official” astronauts to the International Space Station, and plans to fly with private astronauts this year. The four passengers were lucky enough to spend three days in orbit. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is also advancing its project to send private astronauts into space.