Mr. Bezos introduced his youthful brother. Mark Bezos, 50, has lived a extra personal life. He is a co-founder and common companion at HighPost Capital, a personal fairness agency. Mark Bezos beforehand labored as head of communications at the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity that aids anti-poverty efforts in New York City.
Blue Origin auctioned off one in all the seats, with the proceeds going to Club for the Future, a space-focused charity based by Mr. Bezos. The successful bidder paid $28 million — and we nonetheless have no idea who that was.
Oliver Daemen in May 2021.Credit…Daemen Family
Last week, the firm introduced that the public sale winner had determined to attend till a subsequent flight “due to scheduling conflicts.”
Instead, Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old pupil from the Netherlands who was one in all the runners-up in the public sale, and who had bought a ticket on the second New Shepard flight, was bumped up.
The fourth passenger was Mary Wallace Funk — she goes by Wally — a pilot who in the 1960s was amongst a gaggle of girls who handed the similar rigorous standards that NASA used for choosing astronauts.