Jeff Bezos is going to fly into space


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N. Fleury, C. Krauskopff-Wolff – France 2

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Jeff Bezos will fly, Tuesday, July 20, in space aboard his spaceship. On board, four passengers.

It’s a rather special crew about to make their first trip to space around Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world. In his rocket, the billionaire first invited his brother, Marc. But the big star of this flight is Wally Funk, at 82, she will become the oldest astronaut. A revenge for this aviation pioneer. “I wanted to be an astronaut, they didn’t want me. They said: you’re a girl, you can’t. I thought I would never go up there.”, she confides.

Oliver Daemen, 18, will be the youngest astronaut to travel in space, and the first to pay his place: several million dollars. “I’m super excited to fly with them into space, I’ve dreamed of it all my life”, says Olier Daemen. The crew must take off at 3 p.m. French time and travel at 4000 km / h in an unmanned capsule. A life-size test for Jeff Bezos, who will fly higher than his rival, billionaire Richard Branson, who left aboard Virgin Galactic a few days ago.


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