Blue Origin Begins Unsealed Phase of Auction for Seat on New Shepard Launch Written 20 May 2021


Blue Origin's New Shepard | Blue Origin; NASA

SPACE reports that on Wednesday, Blue Origin began the unsealed phase of the bidding process for a seat on a July 20 New Shepard spacecraft launch. The unsealed phase follows online sealed bidding that began May 5. Per the Blue Origin website, the leading bid for the seat as of 4:00 a.m. EDT was $2.8 million. The “‘unsealed online bidding’ phase runs through June 10, and the event concludes with a live auction on June 12.” Blue Origin wrote in the auction description that the proceeds from the auction “will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] and help invent the future of life in space.”
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