Jeff Bezos heads to space on Blue Origin
Bezos said he will be joined by his brother and the winner of an ongoing auction on the Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft when it launches July 20.
- If July 20 sounds familiar, it’s because that is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
- The trip will head to the moon from Texas.
- “To see the Earth from space, it changes you, changes your relationship with this planet. It’s one Earth,” Bezos said in the video on Instagram. “I want to go on this flight because it’s a thing I’ve wanted to do all my life. It’s an adventure. It’s a big deal for me.”
- Per CNBC, Bezos said at the time that he “will stay engaged in important Amazon projects but will also have more time to focus on the Bezos Earth Fund, his Blue Origin spaceship company, The Washington Post and the Amazon Day 1 Fund.”