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Jeff Bezos announces he値l be on first crewed spaceflight of Blue Origin rocket
The billionaire says he and his brother will be aboard the New Shepard when it takes flight July 20 roughly two weeks after he steps down as CEO of Amazon

By Christian Davenport and Taylor Telford
June 7, 2021 at 9:29 a.m. PDT

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/06/07/jeff-bezos-space-blue-origin/

A couple of weeks after Jeff Bezos officially steps down as CEO of Amazon, he値l leap into something more mythic: riding to the edge of space aboard one of his own rockets, alongside his brother, in a flight that would fulfill a lifelong dream.

The plan is that Bezos, his brother, Mark, and the winner of an online auction for Blue Origin痴 nonprofit foundation will be on the New Shepard on July 20 when it lifts off for a suborbital flight, the first time the spacecraft will carry passengers. The date is the anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin痴 Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.

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