Winning Auction Bid To Fly in Space with Jeff Bezos: $28M
It will be the first launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket with people on board, kicking off Blue Origin's space tourism business.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning $28 million bid Saturday. The Amazon founder’s rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner’s name following the live online auction. The identity will be revealed in a couple weeks — closer to the brief up-and-down flight from West Texas on July 20, the 52nd anniversary of Neil Armstrong and…