The world’s richest man visits space – level 2
Last week, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, visited space. Bezos and three other people traveled 107 kilometers above the Texas desert in a rocket which belonged to Bezos’s company.
The space trip lasted about 10 minutes, and the rocket then returned safely to Earth. Among the crew were Bezos’s brother Mark, an 82-year-old pilot named Wally Funk, and an 18-year-old Dutch student named Oliver Daemen. Daemen’s father bought the ticket in an auction, and he gave it to his son who always dreamed to get into space.
After the flight, Bezos thanked his employees and Amazon customers, and he said that they paid for the flight. This made many people angry. Some politicians said that Bezos could give the money to his employees instead of traveling to space.
Difficult words: founder (a person who starts a company), auction (a public sale where the person who pays the most money gets the object), customer (a person who buys things from a shop or company).
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