Jeff Bezos says he wants his pristine space trip to become something everyday people can do on the regs – almost like catching a plane flight… which his company aims to do through their shuttles.
The Richest Man on Earth took to the media on Monday morning, including a conversation with Michael strahan from ‘GMA’ – which followed the line, showcasing the other 3 accompanying Bezos into space on Tuesday and promoting their launch.
82 year old astronaut Wally funk said she felt her lifelong dream was coming full circle; 18 years old Olivier Daemen said he hoped he could serve as an inspiration to young people, and Marc Bezos said he was thrilled to have another adventure with his brother … with this trip obviously being the ultimate.
Standard pre-initial space travel a bit – but Jeff also dropped a new look at Blue Origins’ plans with their shuttles – namely that they plan to make spacecraft eco-friendly by making them reusable for repeated trips in the future.
He compared it to the commercial airliners that come and go in the sky now – explaining that he and BO hope to achieve this type of efficiency in the near future. So … that’s neat.
The implication (we think) is that hopefully it won’t cost people an arm and a leg to get on it someday. It’s unclear what kind of eventual prize Bezos has in mind – but if they’re serious about the flush and repeat approach … maybe there will be a future Groupon coming up ?? ?
Everything will depend on how Tuesday’s mission unfolds.
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