Justin Sun, founder of TRON and Permanent Representative of Grenada to the WTO, is going to space on Blue Origin’s space launch next year.
Sun just revealed that he is the anonymous bidder of $28 million–where he outbid 2,600 people–for a ticket to go to space on the Jeff Bezos’s spaceflight back in June. However, he was unable to make the travel due to undisclosed issues.
To make up for the trip he missed, Sun will be traveling some time next year with five other crew members whom he will help choose and pay for to accompany him in the flight.
These crew members are likely to include a member of the TRON DAO community and long-term holders of TRX, BTT, JST, SUN, NFT, and WIN. The TRON founder said that even though he missed the previous launch, his love for space travel did not went along with it.
Also, he added that the voyage has no financial or commercial links to the Tron Foundation because the funds will be coming directly from his own pocket.
Brief Background of Blue Origin
Blue Origin is a spaceflight company launched by billionaire and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos that successfully went on its very first flight, which carried four passengers; Jeff Bezos’ himself, his brother Mark, famous aviator Wally Funk, and 18-year old Oliver Daemen in July 2021.
In October, it launched its second crew, which carried astronauts Chris Boshuizen, William Shatner, Glen de Vries, and Audrey Powers. And just ten days ago, it completed its third launch. Blue Origin has a vision of millions of people living and working together in space to benefit the earth and humanity in the future.
The news about his travel is coming in a week after Justin Sun announced that he would no longer be actively administering the Tron foundation and that he would be the new Grenada government’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
He believes that the community has taken a new direction, allowing him to promote close engagement between the blockchain sector and international organizations.