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Exclusive: Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides - sources

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By Eric M. JohnsonSEATTLE (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos' rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 (151,280 pounds) 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 ...

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 06:09 IST
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