Bezos spaceflight

Science 2021-07-15T20:32:28Z

Meet Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teenager who will fly to space with Jeff Bezos after his hedge fund dad paid millions for the ticket

The Dutch teen will join Jeff Bezos, Bezos' brother Mark, and aviator Wally Funk aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft.
Science 2021-07-15T14:48:01Z

Blue Origin adds an 18-year-old passenger to Bezos' spaceflight after the anonymous bidder who paid $28 million for the ride had 'scheduling conflicts'

Oliver Daemen, 18, will fly onboard Blue Origin's spacecraft alongside Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk.
Space 2021-07-13T16:53:31Z

The 82-year-old passenger on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight still plans to take the Virgin Galactic trip she paid $200,000 for over a decade ago

Wally Funk is one of 600 people — including Elon Musk — who reserved a seat on one of Virgin Galactic's suborbital spaceflights.
Tech 2021-07-04T12:14:00Z

Jeff Bezos is stepping aside as Amazon CEO, but it's unlikely he's slowing down. The billionaire tech tycoon has a passion for extreme adventures, from dog-sledding to ocean exploration.

Bezos' next voyage will take him to the outer reaches of Earth's gravitational pull when he blasts off aboard a Blue Origin spacecraft.
Space 2021-07-01T14:47:11Z

Jeff Bezos reveals that the 4th passenger on his trip to space will be an 82-year-old aviator who was denied the opportunity to go to space because she was a woman

Wally Funk will join Bezos, his younger brother Mark, and a third passenger on their 11-minute trip to space on July 20.
Science 2021-06-23T15:23:45Z

The date of Jeff Bezos' trip to space isn't a coincidence — it's the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon

On July 20, Bezos and three other passengers will spend just three minutes at the edge of space aboard a Blue Origin rocket.