The world’s youngest space tourist, who traveled to space with Jeff Bezos, told the founder of “Amazon” during a trip that he had never bought anything on “Amazon”.
Oliver Damen, an 18-year-old physics student, accompanied the Bezos brothers on an 11-minute space voyage and 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, the oldest person to ever travel in space.
“I told Jeff I never sold anything on Amazon and his reaction was, ‘Wow, I finally heard that from someone a long time ago,'” Bezos’s youngest satellite correspondent told Reuters.
Damen was selected for the trip after another candidate, who paid $ 28 million for the adventure, refused to travel. At that time, Daemen was vacationing in Italy with his family.
“They called and asked me, ‘Are you still interested?’ And we said yes! Yes! Yes! ”Recalls Daemen. He has dreamed of flying in space since childhood and was watching all the news.
“We did not even pay close to 28 million, but they chose me because I was the youngest, I had a pilot’s license and I knew a lot about it all,” said Damen.