Today, Wally Funk, 81, and Oliver Daemen, 18, made history as the oldest and youngest man to ever visit space. They grabbed a ride with Jeff Bezos and his brother, Mark, a rocket made by Bezos’s Blue Origin company on board the New Shepard.
Blue Origin eventually sells the seat, though Bezos refused to say how much they would sell. “We’ll let you know later,” Bezos said when Limit asked how much his company was going to charge. When is it later? “We’re not quite sure yet.”
Daemen was the first paying customer – though he didn’t win the June auction on the spot. This winner, who remains anonymous, offered $ 28 million for the flight, but had to run again from vague “schedule conflicts.” (Blue Origin did not identify the provider or explain the matter.) Daemen’s father, the CEO of a Dutch private equity firm, ran into the next position and gave his son a seat.
“We know the vehicle is safe. If a vehicle isn’t safe for me, it’s not safe for anyone, ”Bezos said in an interview with CNN. Unless otherwise stated, it is good advertising for space tourism.