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Blue Origin to Broadcast Live Auction for Seat on New Shepard Suborbital Flight

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
June 8, 2021
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New Shepard launch (Credit: Blue Origin webcast)

KENT, Wash. (Blue Origin PR) — Blue Origin will broadcast the live auction for the very first seat on New Shepard on Saturday, June 12th, The webcast will begin at 12:45 p.m. EDT/16:45 UTC.

After a month-long process with nearly 6,000 participants from 143 countries, the current high bid stands at $3.5 million.  

Anyone interested in bidding in the live auction must register by June 10th. Registration details can be found at  

The winning bidder will fly to space on New Shepard’s first human flight on July 20th and will join Blue Origin founder, Jeff Bezos, and his brother Mark (Instagram post here).  

The name of the auction winner will be released in the weeks following the auction’s conclusion.  

The winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, whose mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and to help invent the future of life in space. 

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