Transcript for Jeff Bezos announces space flight with his brother
tonight to the big question, who will join Jeff bezos on his flight to space? The Amazon CEO revealing he's going to space on his own rocketship in July. He's taking his brother and he says he'll take another passenger, that extra window seat is now up for auction. Here's Victor Oquendo. Reporter: Even for one of the richest people in the world, the stakes are high. To see the Earth from space, it changes you. Reporter: Jeff bezos announcing on Instagram he's flying next month in a rocket made by his company, blue origin. It's a thing I've wanted to pdo all my life. It's an adventure. It's a big deal for me. Reporter: Bezos will be onboard the first human flight of the 59-foot new Shepard rocket near the edge of space. 60 miles above Earth. Total flight time, a mere 11 minutes. Three of them spent in zero no spacesuit required. Only six seats in the capsule. Each with a window. Bezos revealing one of his travel partners, his brother, mark. I really want you to come with me. Are you serious? I am. Reporter: Blue origin conducting more than a dozen successful test flights with no one onboard. There's no word on how much tickets will eventually cost, but one seat on bezos' flight will go to the winner of a month-long auction currently in progress, bidding already soaring to over $3.5 million as of tonight. Bezos will be flying into space just 15 days after he steps down as the CEO of Amazon. That flight on July 20th is also the 52nd anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing. David? An incredible anniversary to mark. Victor, thank you.
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