Jeff Bezos will launch into space next month on the first human flight for New Shepard, the rocket created by his space flight company Blue Origin.
Bezos, the richest person in the world, announced in an Instagram post on Monday that he will fly to space on July 20 with his brother Mark.
The trip will come 15 days after Bezos, the founder and current CEO of Amazon, transitions to an executive chairman role. The company’s new CEO, Andy Jassy, is slated to take over the chief executive post the same day, on July 5.
Bezos’s launch into space will make him the first of the billionaire space moguls to experience a trip to space on the technology his fortune helped develop.
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