Sunday, April 21, 2024

Watch this Video: Amazon Chief Jeff Bezos Is Going to Be a Rocket Man Next Month, Taking His Brother on 11 Minute Flight


Jeff Bezos is going up where we don’t belong.

The Amazon chief, his brother, and the highest bidder are going on an 11 minute space flight on July 21st. They’ll be aboard one of Bezos’s rockets made his company Blue Origin.

Is it hubris or bravery? The third member of the group will pay upwards of $3 billion.

So this is why Jeff, at least, has been in physical training for more than a year. I can’t tell from the video if the brother has been, too.

So up they’ll go, outdoing Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and all the other swashbuckling billionaires who have to be first, the best, the richest. They’re not trained by NASA, and the flight is totally private. If they don’t make it make, they can’t sue the US government.

See the video below. The flight will only be 11 minutes long, but will reach heights of more than 60 miles above Earth.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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