Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, who appeared at the event of the US space company Blue Origin = May 2019 (Reuters joint)

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Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, who appeared at the event of the US space company Blue Origin = May 2019 (Reuters joint)

[Co-Washington]Blue Origin, a US space company founded by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, a major online shopping company, will be the first manned spacecraft that the company is developing for space travel on the 7th. Mr. Bezos announced that he would board himself. It will be launched on July 20th.

The company has already auctioned one seat of the first machine and plans to announce the winning bidder on June 12. It is said that there are nearly 6,000 applications from 143 countries, amounting to 2.8 million dollars (about 300 million yen). The winning bid will be donated to the company’s foundation to promote the next generation of science.

The Blue Origin spacecraft is a capsule type with a capacity of 6 people and is launched by a rocket.