Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, is set to join the team for the first manned flight of the New Shepard spacecraft, created by his space company Blue Origin.

The flight is scheduled for July 20 – 15 days after Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO. Together with 57-year-old Jeff, his younger brother, Mark Bezos, will fly.

From the age of five I dreamed of going into space. On July 20, I will embark on this journey with my brother. This is the greatest adventure with my best friend.

Jeff Bezos

If all goes to plan, Bezos, who is the richest man in the world according to Bloomberg’s list of billionaires, with a fortune of $ 187 billion, will be the first billionaire tycoon to travel aboard the spacecraft he invested in. billions of dollars.

The same Elon Musk, whose SpaceX company regularly launches spaceships into orbit, while in no hurry to go into space. But British billionaire Richard Branson, whose own space company Virgin Galactic plans to fly into suborbital space for wealthy thrill seekers and compete directly with Blue Origin, said he would also fly.

Seeing the Earth from space … It changes you, changes your relationship with this planet, with humanity. I want to fly this ship because this is what I wanted to do my whole life

Jeff Bezos

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