Now, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will send man into space

Amazon's Blue Origin rocket company aims to launch paying passengers on 11-minute space rides starting next year

Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

A general view of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket booster at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs (Reuters)

Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

A general view of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket booster at the 33rd Space Symposium (Reuters)

Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium (Reuters)

Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

A general view of the Blue Origin Crew Capsule mockup and New Shepard rocket booster at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (Reuters)

Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster and Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium (Reuters)

Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

An interior view of the Blue Origin Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium (Reuters)

Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

An interior view of the Blue Origin Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs (Reuters)

Bezos is selling $1 billion of Amazon stock a year to fund rocket venture

Ariane Cornell gives tours to the media of Blue Origin's Crew Capsule mockup at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States (Reuters)