Jeff Bezos, brother to fly to space on Blue Origin flight in July

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“The Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has said he will fly to space with his brother on the first human flight launched by his space company, Blue Origin. In an Instagram post, Mr Bezos said space flight was something he had wanted to do ‘all my life’. Blue Origin is also auctioning off a seat in the capsule, for someone who will join the pair on the inaugural crewed flight. Jeff Bezos is one of the world’s richest people. He has a net worth of $186.2bn (£131.5bn), according to Forbes magazine. ‘On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother,’ he wrote in the Instagram post. ‘The greatest adventure, with my best friend.’ Mr Bezos’s brother Mark called it a ‘remarkable opportunity’ in the video.” (06/07/21)