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Marc Benioff reveals investment in SpaceX, but says he'd need 'a couple of Ativans' to leave Earth

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon 2 spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station lifts off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. This is the 22nd resupply mission for NASA by SpaceX.Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said on Monday that he’s bullish on space, noting that he’s an investor in Elon Musk’s SpaceX along with start-ups Astra, Swarm Technologies, and Planet Labs.

But don’t expect Benioff to join Jeff Bezos on a space trip anytime soon. Bezos, who is stepping aside as Amazon CEO in July, said on Monday that he’ll fly on the first passenger flight of his space company Blue Origin, which is expected to launch on July 20.

In an interview that aired on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” Benioff commended Bezos on the announcement.

“I think it’s very exciting that he’s willing to basically say, ‘If you want to use my product, I will use it first,'” Benioff said. “And I think that that’s 100% the right move.”

But he’s not sure he’s personally interested in taking a similar trip.

“I think I might have to take a couple of Ativans before I climb in there,” Benioff said. (Ativan is an anti-anxiety