Blue Origin Opens Auction for Space Trip


The US aerospace company Blue Origin announced that it will be offering one seat on the first NewShepard flight to the winning bidder of an online auction.

Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin is aiming to launch its first crew of humans to the edge of space on July 20th aboard its suborbital space tourism rocket, New Shepard, the company announced on Wednesday. One seat aboard that flight will be auctioned off to support its Club for the Future foundation.

“We are selling the very first seat on New Shepard,” Ariane Cornell, Blue Origin’s director of astronaut sales, said in a press conference on Wednesday. “The auction is a five-week-or-so, three-phase process that starts today… Anybody can go onto Blue Origin dot com and register and start their bidding today.”

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