Winner of $ 28 million Blue Origin auction revealed to go to space in 2022


We now know who offered $ 28 million to board the first Blue Origin flight, and when they’ll actually go to space.

Blue Origin unveiled on Wednesday that HE Justin Sun, a blockchain company founder from China and Grenada, placed the winning bid for the first seat of the inaugural flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, which ended up launching in July without him .

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On Sun’s Twitter account, he announced that he would be launching a new campaign to take five people into space with him. Sea of ​​Stars campaign to name five leaders from the worlds of fashion, art, technology, space exploration, entrepreneurship, as well as longtime members of the blockchain industry .

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Details of the nomination process will be announced in the coming months. Sun and the five winners will launch on the New Shepard in 2022.

Sun’s $ 28 million offer for the New Shepard flight went to Blue Origin’s Club for the future, benefiting space-based charities to help inspire young people to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Since that first launch, Blue Origin has launched two more times: one with William Shatner on board, another with Michael Strahan on board.

New Shepard’s flights reach over 100 km above the Earth’s surface, but they are fast. The rocket only leaves the ground for about 10 minutes.

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