When you have a billion dollars you can pretty much do whatever you want…..like go to space. Jeff Bezos successfully launched himself and three other people into space on Tuesday, July 20th. After they landed, he said he was, quote, “amazed and awestruck by the Earth and its beauty, but also by its fragility.”
The flight made history by carrying the oldest and youngest people to ever fly in space: 82-year-old female aviator Wally Funk and an 18-year-old Dutch student named Oliver Daemen. Bezos is going to fly two more human missions before the end of the year, and he’s already selling tickets for future flights. There’s no word how much they cost, but he claims sales are already approaching $100 million.