Jeff Bezos Is Bringing His Younger Brother On A Rocket Trip Into Space
Some of our siblings won’t even drive us to McDonald’s when we’re hungry, but Jeff Bezos is literally bringing his younger brother Mark into space with him, just because he can and he wants to. I guess that’s what happens when you’re the richest man in the world.
In an Instagram post, the Amazon CEO revealed his dream of travelling to space ever since he was five years old. And with a net worth of $186.2 billion, any dream can easily become a reality for Bezos. Which is why he has announced that on 20 July, he will be embarking on the greatest adventure into space with his best friend and younger brother, Mark.
“You see the earth from space and it changes you. It changes your relationship with this planet, with humanity. It’s one Earth,” says Bezos. “I want to go on this flight because it’s the thing I’ve wanted to do all my life. It’s an adventure. It’s a big deal for me.”
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The Bezos brothers will be flying to the edge of space on New Shepard, a reusable rocket built by Bezos’ company Blue Origin. Their journey will begin on Earth and upon reaching the Kármán Line, aka the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space, the rocket capsule will detach from the booster, allowing passengers inside to marvel at planet Earth while experiencing weightlessness.
Jeff and Mark won’t be the only passengers aboard New Shepard as there’s also an ongoing online auction for others to bid a seat on the flight. The auction ends on 12 June and it’s currently at $2.9 million (RM11.5 million), a price which will not only allow you to travel to space, but also gives you 10 minutes to bend the ear of the richest person on Earth.