World Richest Person, Jeff Bezos, Set To Go To Space Today With Three Others In His Rocket Ship

The Richest Person on Earth, Jeff Bezos, is set to take an adventurous journey to space with his New Shepard rocket ship today. He will travel along with his brother, Mark Bezos, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, Wally Funk, and an 18-year-old student.

From left: Mark Bezos, Jeff Bezos, Oliver Daemen (student), Wally Funk. Picture posted by BBC

“They will travel in a capsule with the biggest windows flown into space, offering stunning views of the Earth,” sources reveal.

The New Shepard rocket ship was built by one of Bezos’ companies, ‘Blue Origin.’ It has been designed to serve the burgeoning market for space tourism.

Space Rocket, New Shepard built by Blue Origin. Picture posted by: BBC

“I’m excited. People keep asking me if I’m nervous. I’m not really nervous, I’m curious. I want to know what we’re going to learn,

“We’ve been training. This vehicle is ready, this crew is ready, this team is amazing. We just feel really good about it.” the Amazon CEO said in an interview with CBS news.

The four passengers will be lifted off the ground in the ship at 14:00 BST (1:00 pm GMT).

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