The Sunday Telegraph

Chance to join Bezos in space sells for $28m


A seat on a spaceship ride with Jeff Bezos went for $28 million during a live auction on Saturday, concluding the month-long bidding process for the sightseein­g trip on the Blue Origin’s maiden voyage next month. Within four minutes of the open of Saturday’s live phone auction, bids reached beyond $20 million. The bidding closed after seven minutes. The identity of the winner was not immediatel­y disclosed. The July 20 launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard booster from West Texas would be a landmark moment as U.S. firms strive for a new era of space travel.

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