Jeff Bezos offered to cover $2 billion in NASA costs in exchange for Blue Origin to gain a lunar-lander contract to help put astronauts on the moon.
Wally Funk will be aboard the July 20 launch from West Texas. She is among the so-called Mercury 13 women who went through astronaut training in the 1960s, but never made it to space.
A satirical petition to not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth has nearly reached its goal of 25,000 signatures.
Jeff Bezos, his brother and the winner of an auction will be aboard Blue Origin’s first human space flight on July 20.
Andy Jassy, the incoming CEO, will take the helm on July 5, while Bezos will become Amazon’s executive chairman.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced he was donating $100 million to help food banks across the United States.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.