Facepalm: If you donate $30 million to be involved in a business, you think that's a very high priority in your diary. But the person who paid for the spacecraft to go to space with Jeff Bezos next week will not be on board due to "planning disputes."
Blue Origin announced to Bezos that the unnamed winner, who paid $27.9 million for his ticket, has other plans for July 20. They were replaced by Oliver Damon, an 18-year-old high school graduate. He was one year away from getting his private pilot license in 2020 and planning to study physics and innovation management at the Dutch university in Utrecht in September.
Skirt's father, Joe Diman, CEO of Netherlands-based Somerset Capital Partners BV paid an unknown fee for the ticket. Undoubtedly, it was a huge amount. Blue Origin confirmed to Forbes that Daemen was participating in the June auction.
I'm really excited to go into space. “I've dreamed of this all my life. "BlueOrigin van #JeffBezos: Oliver is onderweg to Texas, Waar de lancering dinsdag plaatsvindt. World's richest man with Amazon co-founder Mark Bezos on New Shepard spacecraft. Launched next Saturday in West Texas, it will move 62 miles above Earth and reach to our line of work, known as the beginning of space.
“18-year-old Oliver Damen, young general 'Governor Funk' represents the youngest and oldest astronauts to have ever traveled into space. Blue Origin books.
This mission is expected to take only 10 minutes, three of which will be spent in space without space. Blue Origin will meet the need for additional personnel to guide the industry through automated flight and will be parachuted to the ground using parachutes. Blue Origin said the main winner is with their busy schedule, "with the new mission of New Shepard," so at least they'll finally make their dream come true. In related news, the petition to prevent Bezos from returning to the planet reached nearly 160,000 signatures.
If you love flying to the edge of space but aren't wealthy, Virgin Galactic Richard Branson runs a raffle that can take a winner and a friend 250,000 feet to VSS Unity, where they experience weightlessness. p>
The person who paid $30 million for a space ticket with Jeff Bezos could not leave due to 'planned conflicts'