Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin sales of space tourist flights are ‘approaching $100 million’ already

The Fresh Shepard Blue Origin rocket prepares to win-off from the open pad carrying Jeff Bezos along along with his brother Mark Bezos, 18-year-musty Oliver Daemen, and 82-year-musty Wally Funk put together to open on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas.

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VAN HORN, Texas — Jeff Bezos‘ space company Blue Origin has bought virtually $100 million price in tickets for future passenger flights, the billionaire founder presented on Tuesday.

“The question [for people to fly on trips to the edge of space] is extremely, very excessive,” Bezos acknowledged at Blue Origin’s presentation after its first crewed flight.

The company has no longer disclosed how powerful it prices seats on its Fresh Shepard rocket. The most life like indication of Blue Origin’s pricing constructing is a public auction the corporate held for a seat on its first flight with Bezos, which went for $28 million. That’s a few cases the $200,000 to $500,000 vary that Blue Origin’s suborbital space tourism competitor Virgin Galactic has bought seats on its future flights.

Bezos acknowledged Blue Origin is “going to flee human missions twice more this year” but acknowledged “I am no longer obvious yet” what number of crewed Fresh Shepard launches the corporate will strive in 2022.

“We’ll decide that out,” Bezos acknowledged, adding that Blue Origin desires to flee spaceflights at a “very excessive” charge one day.

Blue Origin currently has two Fresh Shepard rocket boosters at its facility in Texas, with one for compare cargo flights and the opposite for flying passengers.

“We in actuality attain want to use with this automobile, so we are going to need to kind more boosters … to flee more continually,” Bezos acknowledged.

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