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Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is going into space on July 20 on a reusable rocket made by his space exploration company, Blue Origin. HIs younger brother Mark is also going along for the short flight. A mystery bidder has won an auction to join them on the suborbital ride for the price of 28 million. The mission is estimated to last about 11 minutes. That works out to $2.545 million per minute. Or $42,424 per second. Nearly 7,600 people from 159 countries registered to bid on the flight aboard the vehicle called New Shepard. The winner's name will be revealed in a couple of weeks, and the name of the fourth crew member will be announced soon, the company said. The $28 million will be donated to Club for the Future, Blue Origin's foundation, "to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and help invent the future of life in space," the company said in announcing the auction.