Tom Hanks rejects Jeff Bezos $28m space trip offer, says he can do it at home

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It seems Tom Hanks' stint in Apollo 13 left a bit of an impact on him, as he reportedly turned down the offer of a $28 million dollar trip to space from Jeff Bezos.

The 'Forrest Gump' and 'Apollo 13' star told US TV host Jimmy Kimmel that he had been approached to be one of the first people to fly on Bezos' company Blue Origin, but he didn't want to pay the price tag.

"The price for the flight was $28 million or something," Hanks said. "To be honest Jimmy, I'm doing well, but I'm not gonna pay 28 million to go to space."

Hanks mocked the brief length of the flights offered by Bezos' space company, saying he could simulate the experience at home.

"The flight takes around 12 minutes and that's it? I can do that from my seat right here. There's no need to pay a massive amount of money for something I can do at home," Hanks said.

Despite turning down Bezos' offer, Hanks is said to be one of 600 people who reserved an early ticket with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, which costs a much more 'modest' $250,000.

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Tom Hanks has had his fair share of cinematic space flights.

Most famously, he starred in Apollo 13 which tells the story of a troubled NASA moon mission.

Hanks made movie history when he uttered the iconic line "Houston, we have a problem."

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Blue Origin is the pet project of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

It offers private spaceflights to the edge of the stratosphere for around 11 to 12 minutes.

Passengers can experience zero-gravity for around four minutes.

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In October, Blue Origin made history by taking 90-year-old Star Trek icon William Shatner to space, making him the oldest person to ever leave Earth.

However, it seems Hanks didn't fancy joining him.

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