Jeff Bezos is set to beat his billionaire buddies to space.
Bezos announced Monday that he will fly to space next month on Blue Origin’s first crewed flight.
The flight is scheduled for July 20, Bezos said in an Instagram post. That’s about two weeks after he is set to resign as CEO of Amazon.
Bezos’ younger brother Mark will join him, as will the winner of a public auction currently being held for another seat. Bidding on the auction stood at $2.8 million Monday morning.
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space,” Bezos said Monday on Instagram. “On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend.”
In a hashtag in the post, Bezos gave a nod to the Latin phrase, “Gradatim ferociter,” which means “step by step, ferociously.”
“I want to go on this flight because it’s the thing I’ve wanted to do all my life,” Bezos added in a video announcement.
“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space,” Jeff Bezos said.Blue Origin Jeff Bezos with his younger brother, Mark, who will join him on Blue Origin’s first spaceflight.Blue Origin