Jeff Bezos thinks it could cost $200G to blast you into space


Jeff Bezos thinks it could cost $200G to blast you into space

Blue Origin image of spacecraft above Earth

Blue Origin image of spacecraft above Earth

Executives at the company had said at a June conference that Blue Origin intends to start test flights for its New Shepard space vehicle with passengers soon and hopes to sell tickets next year, according to Reuters.

The space vehicle sits on a 60-foot-tall rocket in a capsule and is created to autonomously fly six people more than 62 miles above the Earth.

The New Shepard - which has a launch rocket and a passenger capsule - is created to fly six people more than 62 miles above Earth into suborbital space. The news service cited two anonymous Blue Origin employees as the source of the potential pricing.

Bezos' price appears to be in line with competitors. Bezos is in a space race with Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson and SpaceX's Elon Musk to make space travel accessible to civilians. As of mid-July that figure ticked up to $112 billion with Amazon shares sitting at an all-time high.

Earlier this year, Bezos became the first person to top $100 billion in net worth, according to Forbes.