The worth to fly into house with Jeff Bezos is now $ 2.eight million
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos
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Going into space like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos comes at a high price.
Bezos – the richest person in the world – will take part in the first passenger flight of his space company Blue Origin, he announced on Monday. The trip takes place on July 20th, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
“I want to do this flight because I’ve wanted to do it all my life,” said Bezos in a video posted on social media. According to the video, his brother Mark Bezos will also be on board.
An out of this world price tag
The third seat on the July 20th Blue Origin flight goes to whoever wins an ongoing auction for the ticket.
The current high bid for a ticket on the Bezos flight is up to $ 2.8 million, according to Blue Origin’s website. Online bidding for the seat will continue until June 10th and a live auction will take place on June 12th.
Blue Origin hasn’t said what tickets for their space flights will cost in the future, but it likely won’t be as high as the auction bids.
Several other companies are well on their way to launching space flights soon and all have given different pricing information.
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For the first few days of ticket sales, Virgin Galactic charged between $ 200,000 and $ 250,000 to reserve an airport.
The company, owned by billionaire Richard Branson, sold 600 tickets in this price range. While the company hasn’t posted any more ticket sales, it has indicated that tickets are likely to cost more than $ 250,000 in the future. Just standing on the waiting list to reserve a spot when sales reopen costs $ 1,000 alone.
Elon Musk’s space company, SpaceX, has also not released pricing information for potential flights. Recently, Axiom, a private space specialist, announced that it had expanded a contract with SpaceX to add three more crewed flights to the International Space Station.