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Jeff Bezos Plans to Travel to Space on Blue Origin Flight

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Bezos Set to Fly in Blue Origin's First Manned Space FlightSource: Bloomberg)
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Jeff Bezos will go to space next month when his company, Blue Origin, launches its first passenger-carrying mission.

The 57-year-old, who plans to travel alongside his brother, Mark, made the announcement in an Instagram post Monday. The scheduled launch next month will be about two weeks after the billionaire plans to step down as chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.