The world ‘s richest man Jeff Bezos of e-commerce giant Amazon will on Tuesday 20 July 2021 travel to space on his company-Blue Origin’s first passenger flight.
Bezos will be joined by his brother, Mark, and 2 others, in a suborbital flight, traveling to an altitude of more than 340,000 feet.
“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,” Bezos wrote in an Instagram post last month.
The flight will take off from the company’s Launch Site One near Van Horn, Texas at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), in a milestone mission for the space tourism company. Onthe crew will be :
Jeff Bezos, 57, who founded Blue Origin in 2000 and made billions as the founder of Amazon.com
Mark Bezos, 53, the younger brother of Bezos and a millionaire in his own right. He is a former ad executive and is on the leadership council of the non-profit Robin Hood, which fights poverty
Wally Funk 82, a pioneering female aviator who was one of the famed Mercury 13, women tested by NASA as potential astronauts during the early days of the U.S. space program.
Oliver Daemon 18, a physics student who plans to study at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.