Jeff Bezos is headed to space. The Amazon billionaire and founder of space company Blue Origin on Monday said that he would be a passenger on the maiden crewed flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard on July 20. Bezos will be joined by his brother, Mark Bezos, as well as the winner of an auction for a seat on the rocket launch.
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space,” Bezos said in an Instagram post on Monday. “On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend.”
Blue Origin is targeting July 20 for its first launch of New Shepard with humans aboard. New Shepard is a suborbital rocket, meaning the trip to space will be brief. The entire experience from launch to landing will last about 10 to 15 minutes.