By Doug Cameron
A ticket to go into space next month with Jeff Bezos went for almost $30 million, including the commission, in a charity auction Saturday, said Blue Origin LLC, the space company founded by the billionaire.
The winner of the live phone auction wasn't revealed Saturday -- Blue Origin said it had to complete final paperwork -- but is expected to be named in two weeks.
The successful bidder will be among the passengers on the New Shepard vehicle's first crewed launch planned for July 20 and spend a few minutes in space with Mr. Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos and an unnamed fourth would-be astronaut.
Write to Doug Cameron at email@example.com
Corrections & Amplifications
This article was corrected June 13, 2021 to reflect that the first name of Jeff Bezos's brother is Mark. The original version incorrectly said the name was Matt.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires