18-year-old boy will travel to space with Jeff Bezos, will become the youngest astronaut
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will join the first spaceflight of his rocket company Blue Origin's New Shepard on July 20. July 20 marks the anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on the Moon. The space flight will be from Texas.
An 18-year-old boy will travel to space next week with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. This guy's name is Oliver Damon. He will be the youngest person ever to go into space. New Shepard, the spacecraft of Bezos' company 'Blue Origin', will fly to space on Tuesday.
There was a vacant seat in this spacecraft, which was auctioned. 7,600 people from 159 countries bid in the auction. The seat went to the highest bidder of $28 million (over Rs 200 crore), but he refused to go on the trip and will now go to space on another New Shepard flight. After this, Bezos has announced to take Damon and 82-year-old Wally Funk to space. Damon will be the first customer to pay for space. At the same time, Funk will be the oldest woman to go to space.
Let us tell you that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will join the first space flight of New Shepard of his rocket company Blue Origin on July 20. July 20 marks the anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on the Moon. The space flight will be from Texas. Bezos stepped down as Amazon CEO on July 5 to focus on Blue Origin.
In this, only the winning person will be included in the auction for space travel. Six thousand people from 143 countries have participated in this auction. The winning bid is still $2.8 million (around Rs 20 crore). Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Blue Origin Foundation's Club for the Future.