- Tron founder Justin Sun in July bid $28 million to accompany Jeff Bezos on a flight to space.
- Sun missed the launch but will next year fly on one of Bezos’ Blue Origin rockets to space with five other “warriors,” he said today on Twitter.
Tron founder Justin Sun today announced that he will fly to space via Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company next year.
Sun, who founded blockchain platform Tron but earlier this month stepped down as its CEO, said on Twitter that he will invite five people to join him on the flight to space.
The tech entrepreneur said that he was the anonymous bidder who paid $28 million in an auction for a seat to join Bezos on Blue Origin's first crewed mission in July.
But Sun added that he missed the launch and now he will travel with five other "warriors" to space next year.
(2/12) I won the auction 6 months ago but missed the launch. However, this did not stop my love for space.
So I’m very excited to announce this news and turn this opportunity into a voyage with 5 other warriors to space with me because I believe that space belongs to everyone!
— H.E. Justin Sun 🅣🌞🇬🇩 (@justinsuntron) December 22, 2021
"I won the auction 6 months ago but missed the launch. However, this did not stop my love for space," he wrote on Twitter. "So I'm very excited to announce this news and turn this opportunity into a voyage with 5 other warriors to space with me because I believe that space belongs to everyone!"
"Going to space has been a dream of mine since my childhood, and it is also the future direction of humankind," he added.
Sun said that he will announce who will be joining him in the coming months. The five people may include a member of the TRON DAO community, long-term holders of crypto, as well as other fashion, technology and entrepreneurship bigwigs.
Tron is a blockchain project designed for entertainment and content creation. Its native token, TRX, is the 25th biggest cryptocurrency by market cap.
Sub-orbital spaceflight services company Blue Origin is one of Amazon founder Bezos' companies. In July, Bezos, the second richest man in the world, made a short journey to space on a Blue Origin rocket.