Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is going on an 11-minute ride to space with his younger brother Mark on July 20. The Bezos brothers will be joined by another passenger who has won the spare seat on the New Shepard space rocket for $28 million. 

Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin has been running the suborbital New Shepard rocket through a series of successful test flights. The capsule will carry as many as six passengers, though the company has not yet revealed who else will be on board. 

“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of travelling to space. On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend. #GradatimFerociter,” Bezos announced on Instagram. 

Blue Origin's crewed flight on the six-seater capsule and 59-foot rocket is expected to tear toward the edge of space on an 11-minute flight, breaching the Karman Line and reaching more than 60 miles (approx. 100 km) above Earth. The Kármán Line is the designated starting point of space, bound by broad international agreement and only 569 people so far have been over it. 

If everything goes as per plan, Bezos will be the first billionaire entrepreneur to explore new frontiers of space exploration and travel and will beat his rivals Elon Musk and Richard Branson, who are also trying to explore the domain of space tourism. 

Blue Origin auctioned one seat on the New Shephard for a staggering $28 million. The winner gets to accompany Bezos and his dream mission to the outer space. “The auction for the very first seat on New Shepard has concluded with a winning bid of $28 million. The winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future. 

Source – CNBC TV18 

So, is Mr. Bezos planning on Amazon deliveries to Mars, I guess anything may be possible one day? 

What is not possible is that I bought that $28mil seat (pity), but I did get my dad some great products from Start My Car for Father’s Day and it’s never too late to get that special father figure in your life something awesome. 

Why not start with some of this weeks top Fathers Days Gifts. 

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