Jeff Bezos. Source: getty
The company “Blue Origin” sold in its online auction, the first ticket for a tourist trip to space via the “New Shepard” spaceship, for $ 28 million.
The winner of the ticket will fly into space on the flight that will be launched by next July 20, and will join the founder of “Blue Eugene” billionaire Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark.
According to reports, about 7,600 people from 159 countries participated in the auction. However, Blue Origin will donate the ticket price to Blue Origin’s Club for the Future Foundation, a foundation that seeks to inspire future generations to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and help invent the future of life in space.
The company said it will announce the name of the auction winner in the coming weeks, after which the fourth and final member of the flight will be announced.
The bidding process lasted for a month, and was closed last Thursday in preparation for holding the public auction today.
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