Extra Ticket for Suborbital Flight With Jeff Bezos , Auctions for $28 Million.
CNN Business reports that a seat on board Blue Origin's New Shepard sold for $28 million at auction.
The auction kicked off last month for a seat on New Shepard's inaugural crewed mission.
7,600 people from 159 countries had reportedly registered and were able to bid in the auction.
The name of the winning bidder, who will join Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark Bezos on the flight, was not revealed.
CNN reports that the flight is scheduled to blast off on July 20 from Blue Origin's facilities in the West Texas town of Van Horn.
It will be the first manned flight aboard the fully autonomous New Shepard vehicle.
Since 2015, the New Shepard has completed 15 uncrewed test flights.
Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000 and has spent nearly a decade testing New Shepard.
Its 60-foot-tall rocket and capsule system.