Blue Origin Flight To Space Auctioned For $28 Million

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A mysterious bidder has recently won an auction to travel to space aboard a reusable rocket made by Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin.

The auction winner will pay $28 million for the ticket to space.

According to Blue Origin, which has registered nearly 7,600 people from 159 countries to bid for a vehicle called New Shepard to fly abroad, the space mission, which will take place on July 20, is expected to last about 11 minutes, meaning it will cost $2.545 million per minute or $42,424 per second.

While Blue Origin said the identity of the mysterious auction winner will soon be revealed, the company says the $28 million will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, “to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and help invent the future of life in space.”

For more information, read the original story in NPR.

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