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Offered Jeff Bezos to Space, Tom Hanks: No Thanks


 Tom Hanks said Jeff Bezos was offered to go into space but he turned it down. The reason is because the cost is super fancy. The actor from the film 'Apollo 13' conveyed this when interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel on the event 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'.

"That costs about $28 million or something like that, lah. And, I'm fine, Jimmy -- fine -- but I'm not going to pay $28 million. You know, we can do simulations into space. now," said Hanks.


"I don't have to spend $28 million to do that," he added.


Tom Hanks said he was offered to ride the New Shepard, a state-of-the-art vehicle from Bezos' space company Blue Origin.


Previously, Star Trek actor, William Shatner flew into the sub-orbital after being invited by Bezos who is also the founder of Amazon.


Blue Origin has yet to reveal ticket fares for their suborbital spacecraft. However, for the company's inaugural human space flight in July, they held an auction for one of the seats that ended up costing $28 million. The anonymous auction winner ended up having a schedule conflict and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen flew in for him.


Since that first human flight, Blue Origin launched its second human spaceflight, with Shatner on board, on October 13 from the company's launch site near Van Horn, Texas. Shatner flies for free. Two other passengers on the flight purchased their tickets, but the price they each paid is unknown.


After this successful second suborbital flight, Blue Origin aims to launch one more manned flight in 2021 with several more planned for 2022, according to the company's admission. Thus launched Space.

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