After his profitable flight to house, Jeff Bezos pushed again on criticism that launching rockets was a conceit venture for billionaires, saying that the way forward for the planet — and people who inhabit it — depends upon what may be achieved in house.
“I think people don’t understand it, or most people don’t,” Bezos instructed “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King in an unique interview after he landed again on Earth Tuesday. “When you get into space and you can see the Earth’s atmosphere, it’s so thin and fragile looking. So we do have to take care of this planet. And right now it’s just true that our civilization is — we pollute the planet.”
He sees house as a possible resolution.
“This sounds fantastical, what I’m about to tell you, but it will happen. We can move all heavy industry and all polluting industry off of Earth and operate it in space,” he stated.
It will take a long time to get there, Bezos acknowledged, however he cited the technological advances which have occurred for the reason that Wright Brothers took their first flight in 1903.
“If you told somebody, ‘One day there will be a 787,’ it would seem fantastical. But that is what happens. And we do need to move heavy industry off Earth. Because this is the best planet. We’ve been to all the planets in this solar system with robotic probes — this is the good one,” Bezos stated.
Bezos, who’s 57, stated he is aware of it should take longer than his lifetime.
“What Blue Origin can do is build a space vehicle that is so operable and commercial and inexpensive that it becomes the infrastructure that the next generation can use to take those big steps,” he stated.
The Amazon and Blue Origin founder insisted that his efforts in house will not be in competitors with fellow billionaire Richard Branson, the founding father of Virgin Galactic, who launched himself into house 9 days earlier than Bezos. Both corporations plan to start out filling spaceflights with rich passengers within the close to future.
“It is not a competition,” Bezos stated, including that he believes there will likely be a whole bunch and even hundreds of entrepreneurial house corporations sooner or later. “They compete against each other, but there can be many winners.”
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