Jeff Bezos to travel into space with brother

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos has announced he will be travelling into space next month.

In an Instagram post, the Amazon chief executive said he would be taking the trip with his brother on 20 July.

The siblings will fly on the first crewed space flight from the billionaire's rocker company Blue Origin.

“Ever since I was five years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space,” he wrote. “On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother. The greatest adventure, with my best friend. #GradatimFerociter”

In a video posted on the social media platform, the business tycoon said: "What a remarkable opportunity to see the Earth from space… it changes you."

Bezos added: "I want to go on this flight because it's a thing. It's an adventure - it's a big deal for me."

Last month Bezos announced that he would be formally stepping down from the role of CEO at Amazon on 7 July, thirteen days before the upcoming trip into space.

The role will be taken over by Andy Jassy, who currently heads up Amazon Web Services (AWS.)

Bezos, who founded the company, will become executive chairman of Amazon’s board.

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