After Blue Origin’s historic human spaceflight yesterday morning, ticket sales for future passenger trips are through the roof. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that his company has already sold $100 million worth of tickets for upcoming space journeys.
He hasn’t shared just how much wannabe astronauts will have to pay to join a future flight, but if the previous public auction gives any indication, customers could potentially drop $28 million if they want to experience microgravity.
“The demand is very, very high,” Bezos said in a presentation. “We really do want to practice with this vehicle, so we’re going to have to build more boosters … to fly more frequently.”