Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space and with no pilot
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Jeff Bezos, the billionaire everyone loves to hate, is set to shoot into space on July 20. Alongside his brother and one fortunate auction winner, the trio will experience weightlessness on the precipice of freedom before falling back to Earth. We have previously covered Bezos and his staggering new hubris, however, new facts have come to light. His incredible space journey will only last a staggering three minutes.
For comparison, you could read two pages of a book in three minutes, cook some popcorn, or get a sausage roll from Greggs. I know which I would choose, but beggars can't be choosers, and anytime in space at all is something to relish in.
Bezos founded his rocket company Blue Origin in 2000, but he is just one billionaire looking to escape the world they helped destroy. Elon Musk is arguably the most renowned, and he too is looking to colonise another planet - typical!
"Ever since I was five years old, I've dreamed of travelling to space," Bezos said in a Monday Instagram post.
"I want to go on this flight because it's a thing I wanted to do all my life. It's an adventure — it's a big deal for me,"
The trio will not be accompanied by any pilots, and will instead rely on a fully automated system. After a roughly 11-minute round trip, the group will fall back into the atmosphere, where three parachutes will launch. At the same time, the rocket booster will apparently land itself to be used in the future.
Regardless of the minuscule timeframe, this is still a once in a lifetime opportunity. You, too, could journey into space if you have a couple of mill lying around. Perhaps the next billionaire adventure will be fixing the problems here on Earth before we decide to destroy other planets.