AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos has landed safely after blasting into space on board a rocket ship built by his company Blue Origin.
Bezos and his brother lifted off at 9.10am ET (2.10pm UK time) on board Blue Origin‘s spaceship, New Shepard. After the successful mission, Bezos told reporters it was a “tiny step in building a rod to space”.
“This is a tiny little step of what Blue Origin is going to do. What we’re really trying to do is build reusable space vehicles,” the Amazon Billionaire explained.
“It’s the only way to build a road to space, and we need to build a road to space so that our children can build the future,” Bezos said.
““If you want to be a space entrepreneur today, you have to do everything from the beginning. There’s no real infrastructure that’s at an affordable cost. So that’s what we have to do, is build that kind of infrastructure and then future generations will get to rest on top of it.”
It’s the company’s first human spaceflight – but it hopes to soon be launching commercial flights to space for members of the public.
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