Beacon Transcript – The Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, dreams of sending man to space and has already set the base for this new, future space travel with his Blue Origin space company.
Jeff Bezos, who is considered to be one of the best CEO’s of the technology sector, has achieved this fame after he greatly contributed to Amazon.com Inc. raise from a retail-focused company into the giant company we now know.
As opposed to most strategists, who concentrate on change and how they can be the first to use or produce new products, Bezos seeks what is and will still be used in a decade’s time.
As such, his original way of thinking has also led him to believe that his experience in growing the retail company will also help with his dream of sending man to space.
The Amazon CEO wants to enable and be amongst the first to offer the possibility of space traveling with his space company, Blue Origin, being the one to accomplish the feat and ensure the means of transportation.
As in the case of the internet, where a number of companies set the tone and a great deal more were soon to follow, Bezos sees the Blue Origin as the kind of base company that will allow others to grow and advance in the area.
As he recently declared, he wishes to make space travel more accessible and affordable even to the masses. One of the ways to do this, according to him, is to stop throwing away or retiring used space crafts.
The Blue Origin’s initial plan is set to sending man to space as early as 2018. The company seems to be on its tracks as, just last week, it completed a crucial test of in-flight pod escape when testing its rocket, the New Shepard.
The Blue Origin president, Rob Meyerson, declared that the company is on its ways to sending test astronauts, or people flying into space, sometime in late 2017, and then commencing commercial space flights in 2018.
The in-flight pod escape tested the successful ejection of the crew capsule from the New Shepard flying rocket. Not only did the crew successfully land, slowly floating to the ground carried by parachutes, but the rocket itself managed to land, which marked the test a total success.
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