Jeff Bezos says first spaceflight was ‘tiny little step’ in Blue Origin’s plan to construct a highway to area

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Jeff Bezos mentioned Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight on Tuesday represented one step towards the corporate’s mission of increasing to some extent the place folks dwell and work in area.

“It is a tiny little step of what Blue Origin goes to do. What we’re actually attempting to do is construct reusable area automobiles. It is the one method to construct a highway to area, and we have to construct a highway to area in order that our kids can construct the longer term,” Bezos informed CNBC’s Morgan Brennan.

“If you wish to be an area entrepreneur immediately, you need to do every little thing from the start. There isn’t any actual infrastructure that is at an reasonably priced value. So that is what now we have to do, is construct that form of infrastructure after which future generations will get to relaxation on prime of it,” Bezos added.

Bezos flew as one of many 4 passengers on board the inaugural crew launch of its New Shepard rocket and capsule. The founding father of Blue Origin, Bezos sees New Shepard as a pathfinder for his firm’s different, bigger scale tasks.

“This suborbital tourism mission lets us observe,” Bezos mentioned. “We have to do this again and again and over and get nearly as good at operating area automobiles as we’re as a civilization at operating business airliners.”

Extra time for Blue Origin

Bezos emphasised that he now has extra time to spend targeted on his area enterprise, which he based in 2000.

“Since I stepped down because the CEO of Amazon, I’ve a whole lot of time to dedicate to this imaginative and prescient. so I’ll cut up my time between this and the Bezos Earth Fund, which is the local weather sustainability basis,” Bezos mentioned.

It is a growing story. Verify again for updates.