Jeff Bezos said his space company Blue Origin is approaching $100 million in private sales.
"The demand is very, very high. So we're going to keep after that, because we really do want to practice with this vehicle. So we're going to have to build more boosters to fly more frequently, and we're going to be doing that and working on the operational things we need to do, all the the things we learned," he said.
After Bezos and crew completed their spaceflight today, Blue Origin announced it is open for ticket sales. Those interested in flying on a future Blue Origin flight were asked to send the company an email — but they did not divulge how much a ticket will cost. Blue Origin has not sold tickets to the general public yet.
Bezos said he is planning two more flights this year and more in the future.
Bezos compared this first spaceflight to him starting out with Amazon.
"What we're doing is the first step of something big. And I know what that feels like. I did it three decades ago, almost three decades ago, with Amazon. ... You can tell when you're onto something. And this is important. We're going to build a road to space so that our kids and their kids can build the future," Bezos said.