Now that Jeff Bezos has taken his pseudo space flight, talk about what he really wants to accomplish is heating up.
And his little 11 minute jaunt to zero gravity was a grain of sand in the Sahara compared to his ultimate goal of colonizing space.
Here’s some official language from Blue Origin.
“Blue Origin was founded by Jeff Bezos with the vision of enabling a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. To preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes that humanity will need to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space. Blue Origin is working on this today by developing partially and fully reusable launch vehicles that are safe, low cost, and serve the needs of all civil, commercial and defense customers.”
Give Bezos credit for dreaming big. It would be a heck of a lot easier to just find creative ways to spend his $200 billion fortune, but he’s choosing to do something a little more ambitious.
One thing Bezos has referenced in the past is something called O’Neill colonies. Those are spinning space stations that can duplicate gravity as we know it on earth, so humans could literally live there.
Are you going to bet against him? He did re-invent the entire concept of shopping here on Earth.