– Billionaire Jeff Bezos will soon travel to space, becoming the first ultra-rich man to do so in the world
– According to the Amazon founder, traveling to space has been a childhood dream which he is about to fulfill
– Bezos will travel to space aboard the rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origin on July, 26
In what will be a dream come true, Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos will be flying to space on the first crewed flight of the New Shepard, the rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origin.
According to CNN, the flight is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20.
Blue Origin said Bezos’ younger brother, Mark Bezos, will also join the flight.
Bezos was quoted to have said:
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space. “On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend.”
With this, he would be the first of the billionaire space tycoons to experience a ride aboard the rocket technology, NBC News added.
Blue Origin’s flight crewed flight will see the company’s six-seater capsule and 59-foot rocket tear toward the edge of space on a 11-minute flight that’ll reach more than 60 miles above Earth.
After six years of extensive and often secretive testing of the rocket and capsule, called New Shepard, Blue Origin announced in May that it was preparing to put the first passengers in a New Shepard capsule.
I got the contract
In another development, the second richest man in the world, Elon Musk trolled Jeff Bezos, the richest man on earth after their space companies went head to head for a NASA contract recently.
The contract had been given to Musk’s Space X, and Bezos wasn’t happy that his Blue Origin firm lost the bid. The number one billionaire wrote in protest to the Government Accountability Office, seeking a review.
Both companies had battled for a Human Landing System Program. Initially, Space X and Blue Origin were both meant to jointly handle the $2.9 billion contract, but financial constraints affected the plan, and one bidder had to be chosen.
Jeff Bezos’ Amazon weilds its power
Also, Chinese products are being pulled out of Amazon stores by the ecommerce company. Jeff Bezos’ company seem to be wading a big stock against selected chinese companies taking advantage of buyers.
Merchants from the Asian country accounts for large percentage of sellers on Amazon, especially new sellers, which is estimated at 75% in January 2021, up from 45% last year.
Some of these merchants are said to spend big on product reviews, which the tech giant take seriously, and use to determine the longevity of a merchant on its online marketplace.
The 44-year-old said that he is looking for a lover that is over 20 years old to join him on an adventure that will be documented in a film, Daily Mail reports.
He said that the girl must be interested in going to space and be able to go through the routine of preparing for the journey.
It should be noted that the space travelling will be streamed on the popular online TV platform, AbemaTV. On the website where he has been accepting applications, he confessed that he has been lonely and empty.