Winning auction bid to fly in space with Jeff Bezos: US$28M

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. -- An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning US$28 million bid Saturday.

The Amazon founder's rocket company, Blue Origin, did not disclose the winner's name following the live online auction.

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