Tom Hanks Refused To Pay $28 Million To Join Jeff Bezos in Space

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Tom Hanks has revealed that he was offered a flight into space with Jeff Bezos but he refused to pay the $28 million fees…

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Hanks was asked about his opportunity to go to space while appearing as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

During the show, Kimmel asked Hanks if it was true that Jeff Bezos approached him about going into space before William Shatner.

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Responding to Kimmel’s question, Hanks said: “Well, yeah, provided I pay.”

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

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It comes after William Shatner took part in a Blue Origin flight from Texas last month.

The Star Trek actor traveled into space, with a crew, where they went above the Karman Line which is internationally recognized as the boundary of space.

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The flight that Shatner went on lasted around 10 minutes.

And it made the ninety-year-old actor the oldest person to fly to space.

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Hanks also joked that “we could simulate the experience of going to space right now.”

“It’s about a twelve-minute flight — is that about it? We could all do it in our seats right here,” he said. “I don’t need to spend 28 million bucks to do that. I can do that at home.”

Ain’t that the truth! Would you pay $28 million to go to space?

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