Bezos, the world’s richest person, has competition from fellow billionaires. REUTERS/Isaiah J. Downing
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Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters. Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle, to find out if it is affordable and whether the company can generate enough demand to make a profit on space tourism.Executives at the company, started by Amazon.com Inc. founder Bezos in 2000, told a business conference last month they planned test flights with passengers on the New Shepard soon, and to start selling tickets next year.Bezos said in May ticket prices had not yet been decided.The company is charging $250,000 per ticket, in line with Blue Origin's proposed pricing.
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