About 6,000 people from 143 countries have already taken part in online public bidding for a seat in the New Shepard, which will take Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on a suborbital flight, the bid reached $3.8 million, Blue Origin, the organizer of the auction, said Wednesday, June 9.
It is noted that the auction will take place on June 12 in the virtual mode. To participate you need to register on the Blue Origin website until June 10, and raise your bid limit until 5 p.m. the same day Eastern European time (midnight Moscow time).
Earlier, the company launched an online auction for a raffle for one passenger seat aboard the New Shepard, a reusable suborbital spacecraft that will depart on July 20. According to the auction organizer, the winning bidder will travel to the frontier of space with billionaire Jeff Bezos and his brother, Mark.
The flight will take about ten minutes. New Shepard will take off from a spaceport in Texas, after separating the capsule with the crew the upper stage will make a vertical landing, the capsule will rise to a height of about 105 km above the surface of the Earth and then land on parachutes.