Amazon CEO wants a million people touring the cosmos with Blue Origin

On Tuesday, at the Satellite 2017 conference in Washington, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spoke about his plan to get a million people into space. Bezos founded the private space company Blue Origin, whose goal is to create vehicles to make space travel cheaper and more possible.

He alluded to reusing parts of other technologies to aid in the production of reliable space crafts. “There are many historical cases where entertainment drives technologies that then become very practical for other things”, stated Bezos.

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At Blue Origin, they are testing the abilities of their vehicles to fly and land in hopes that they can use the same technology for larger rockets. “The long-term vision is millions of people living and working in space. We need a space-faring civilization” — Jeff Bezos

Originally published at SocialUnderground.

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