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Blue Origin sells seat on New Shepard’s first human flight for $28 million

New Shephard uncrewed launch. Photo: Blue Origin

Paris, 14 June 2021. – Blue Origin sold a seat on its first human spaceflight in July for $28 million, the company said.

Jeff Bezos’ space venture auctioned off a seat for $28 million on its first crewed spaceflight scheduled on July 20, it said; the winning bidder will fly to space with the Amazon founder and his brother Mark on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket.

The winning bidder’s name was not released; Blue Origin said it will reveal the name of the auction winner and the name of the fourth and final crew member in the coming weeks.

Nearly 7,600 people from 159 countries had registered for the auction, Blue Origin said.

The auction’s proceeds will be donated to Blue Origin’s education-focused nonprofit Club for the Future, whose mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and to help invent the future of life in space, Blue Origin said.

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