Amazon’s founder Jeff to fly to space next month

News Desk

Amazon’s billionaire founder Jeff Bezos said on Monday he and his brother Mark would fly on the first crewed space flight from his rocket company, Blue Origin.

“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of travelling to space. On July 20, I will take that journey with my brother,” Bezos said in an Instagram post.

Bezos, who will step down as Amazon’s chief executive on July 5, will join the winner of an auction for a seat on the first space flight from Blue Origin in the same month.

Bezos and fellow billionaire Elon Musk have been investing heavily on their rocket startups.