Celebs who plan to travel to space—and bought a ticket!
Jeff Bezos finally made it into space on July 20
CELEBRITY Space travel
Sending humans to space once seemed like a sci-fi fantasy, but for years now there have been various spacecraft developments with increasingly nearer dates of departure aiming to send tourists to space. The appeal is obvious: you not only get to see Earth from a rare distance, but you also get to glimpse the vastness of the galaxy and experience the scientifically beneficial effects of being awestruck.
But, of course, this kind of innovative tourism costs a lot of money, and the first batch of people to go will have lots of cash to blow. So, it makes sense that many well-known celebrities have already bought themselves a seat well in advance. Some even bought their partners tickets years ago as well, and it looks like some famous exes might be taking the flight together.
Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos founded his own spaceflight company, Blue Origin, back in 2000. For most of the past two decades he's been involved in a space race against Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Media and the spaceflight company Virgin Galactic. While Branson beat Bezos into space by nine days, Bezos made sure his own journey was still a monumental occasion by breaking multiple records while he was at it.
Click through the gallery to learn more, and see which other famous faces have reserved themselves a seat for the trip of a lifetime!
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