The auction was held on Saturday and within four minutes the bids crossed the $20 million mark (about Rs 150 crore). This auction closed 7 minutes after the start. The company said that the 28 million raised in the bid will be donated to the Blue Origin Foundation, the club for the future. So that future generations can make new inventions for life in space.
Blue Origin said in a statement that the name of the winner of the auction will be released in the coming weeks after certain formalities are completed. Amazon CEO and space enthusiast Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000 to take humans to space. Along with this statement, the company has also released a video of the auction process.
Blue Origin’s new spaceship New Shepard, a reusable sub-orbital rocket system, will lift off from West Texas on July 20. launch Will be done. This launch will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the commercial space in the US. Another billionaire tycoon Elon Musk has started sending humans into space with his SpaceX company. At the same time, Richard Branson of Virgin Company is also trying to go to space and may try to reach space before that.
In an Instagram post last week, Bezos announced in a video message that he would be joining Blue Origin’s first space shuttle with his brother Mark. flight But will be “Looking at Earth from space, it changes you. It changes your relationship with this planet, with humanity. It’s the only Earth,” Bezos says in the video.