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Tom Hanks Reveals Why He Turned Down The Opportunity To Go To Space




Actor Tom Hanks has revealed that he was given the opportunity to go to space but ultimately turned down the offer. 

Hanks revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, that Jeff Bezos had offered him a seat on the first customer-only Blue Origin rocket flight to space from Texas last month, but that he ultimately rejected the opportunity because it would have cost him too much money.

When asked by Kimmel if it was true that he had been offered a seat on the first flight, Hank replied: “Well, yeah, provided I pay.”

“And, you know, it cost 28million bucks or something like that. I’m doing good, Jimmy, I’m doing good. But I ain’t paying 28[million] bucks.”


Blue Origin are the first aerospace company to offer commercial flights to space. Bezos himself completed his first flight to space back in July, onboard the New Shepard Rocket.

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