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Amazon Founder Bezos Announces Plans To Go Into Space | Voice Of America

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he and his brother will be aboard the first manned space flight of his aerospace company Blue Origin when it launches a rocket into space on July 20. Bezos made the announcement from his Instagram account, which included a video with images from his childhood. He wrote: “Since I was five years old, I have dreamed of traveling into space. On July 20 I will start that trip with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend. “Blue Origin successfully concludes its 10th space flight Blue Origin successfully concludes its 10th space flight July 20 is also the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the first time a human walked Over the moon, Blue Origin is also auctioning a passenger seat in the New Shepard space vehicle. In a press release Monday, the company said the bid reached $ 2.8 million with nearly 6,000 people from 143 countries. The capsule is designed to carry up to six passengers. The company said the winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, whose mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and helping invent the future of life in space. Bezos said in February that he will step down as Amazon’s CEO on July 5. Andy Jassy, ​​director of A mazon Web Services will become CEO, while Bezos will become CEO. Connect with the Voice of America! Subscribe to our YouTube channel and activate notifications, or follow us on social networks: Facebook, Twitter

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