For a trip that’s truly out of this world, bids are now open for a flight to outer space on Blue Origin, the rocket company by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
The suborbital spacecraft, called New Shepard, will shuttle six astronauts and one lucky passenger to the edge of outer space—or about 62 miles above earth’s surface—where they will be able to experience the epic weightlessness of being in space before heading back to planet earth.
The spacecraft will launch on July 20, which also happens to bee the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. At the time of this writing, the current bid is $2.8 million.
Bidding for the 11-minute flight into the cosmos concludes with a live auction on June 12, where the winning amount will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, which works to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and help invent the future of life in space.
To find out more information, visit www.blueorigin.com.