Tom Hanks explains why he turned down Jeff Bezos' offer to fly into space
Oscar-winner Tom Hanks was a guest on the show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and revealed the reasons why he declined Jeff Bezos' offer to fly into space.
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"You know, the flight costs about $ 28 million or something. I'm doing well, Jimmy, I'm doing well, but I'm not paying $ 28 million," Hanks said.
The actor then joked that they could simulate a space flight in the studio.
“The flight is about 12 minutes, we could all do it in our seats here,” he said before he started rocking in a chair like in a spaceship.
“I don’t have to spend $ 28 million to do that,” he said, adding that perhaps if the flight had been free, he would have done it just to feel what it’s like to be a billionaire.
William Shatner, 90, became the oldest person to travel into space when he joined crew members on a New Shepard rocket for the NS-18 mission last month. His space voyage followed three months after Bezos traveled into space with the same rocket for Blue Origin’s first space flight with humans.
By: Helen B.