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Jeff Bezos' Partner Lauren Sanchez Plans to Go to Space in 2023 The journalist and founder of Black Ops Aviation is no stranger to the pilot's seat.

By Sam Silverman

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It looks like space travel is a family affair for Jeff Bezos, and his partner Lauren Sánchez is next in line.

Sánchez, an Emmy-award-winning journalist, told CNN she plans to travel to the great beyond in 2023. Bezos, her longtime partner, notably traveled to space for the first time with his brother, Mark, in July 2021. In the interview, Sánchez said she plans to hit the sky with "a great group of females."

While hinting at an all-female crew, Sánchez, who has been dating the Amazon billionaire and founder of the Blue Origin space flight company since 2019, has some pilot skills herself.

Sánchez is a licensed pilot and the founder of Black Ops Aviation, which is the first female-owned and operated aerial filming company.

The couple also shared that Sánchez has learned to take the family helicopter for a spin, and now, "she's a horrible backseat pilot. She's terrible!" Bezos joked.

The news of her upcoming expedition comes as the duo announced plans to give away the majority of Bezos's fortune to humanitarian efforts and fight climate change.

Sam Silverman

Content Strategy Editor

Sam Silverman is a content strategy editor at Entrepreneur Media. She specializes in search engine optimization (SEO), and her work can be found in The US Sun, Nicki Swift, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style and Health. She writes for our news team with a focus on investigating scandals. Her coverage and expertise span from business news, entrepreneurship, technology, and true crime, to the latest in entertainment and TV news. Sam is a graduate of Lehigh University and currently resides in NYC. 

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