The founder and former CEO of the e-commerce giant fulfilled his dream, and aboard his New Shepard rocket, left Earth orbit. How did Amazon's shares react?
Something that until recently seemed like an incredible idea happened today when the New Shepard capsule transported six people to the edge of space. How did the journey affect Amazon's stock?
The richest man on the planet, Jeff Bezos, finally fulfilled his dream of traveling into space in a spaceship belonging to his own company Blue Origin.
The launch took place shortly after 6 a.m. Pacific time from the company's launch pad located a few minutes north of Van Horn, Texas.
Bezos was joined by his brother Mark, Wally Funk, aviation pioneer, and Blue Origin's first commercial customer, Oliver Daemen, making the latter two the oldest woman and youngest man to fly to space.
The crew took off on July 20 aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard and landed safely after a short journey that lasted around 11 minutes, around 6:22 a.m. Pacific time.
With this journey, Bezos becomes the second billionaire in less than two weeks to travel to space, since the first was the British Richard Branson, who anticipated Bezos's trip by a few days in a spaceship of his own company Virgin Galactic.
The third billionaire who owns SpaceX and is also working towards space tourism, Elon Musk, is on the list to fly in one of Virgin Galactic's future trips.
With the consolidation of this trip, Jeff Bezos takes another step towards his idea of having millions of people live and work in space.
According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, with a fortune of $ 204.9 billion. Surely the value of the shares will have some variation after this successful trip, and at the moment they register a positive variation of 1.70% with a value of $ 3,579.43.