Will we be able to live in space in the future?

Will we be able to live in space in the future?

Jeff Bezos traveled to space in his rocket Blue Origin and promises the possibility of inhabiting space in the future. Find out all the details of his trip and press conference in this article. Keep reading!

Jeff Bezos traveled to space in his rocket Blue Origin and promises the possibility of inhabiting space in the future. Find out all the details of his trip and press conference in this article. Keep reading!

The richest man in the world and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, fulfilled his dream of reaching space aboard the first manned flight of his company Blue Origin on Tuesday and said he was "stunned" by the beauty of the Earth, after that journey that marks a milestone for space tourism.

Joining Bezos were his brother Mark, pioneering aviator Wally Funk, 82, and Blue Origin's first paying customer, 18-year-old Dutchman Oliver Daemen. One became the oldest person to reach space, and the other one the youngest.

The New Shepard rocket, to which a capsule carrying the four crew members was attached, took off from a remote desert location in west (south) Texas.

The richest man in the world and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, fulfilled his dream of reaching space

Following the separation of the capsule, the astronauts spent a few minutes above the so-called Karman Line (100 km), the internationally recognized boundary between atmosphere and space. They were able to admire the curvature of the blue planet and the intense black color of the universe from the large windows that occupy a third of the cabin surface.

After a few minutes of weightlessness, the capsule descended in free fall before deploying three giant parachutes and then a jet thruster to land softly in the desert after a flight of about 10 minutes.

The four passengers exited the capsule and were greeted by the Blue Origin team. Bezos was wearing a cowboy hat when leaving the module.

"Everyone who has been in space has said that it changed them and that they were amazed, stunned, by the Earth and its beauty, but also by its fragility, and I could not agree more," said the founder of Amazon at a press conference after his flight.

He added that while the atmosphere appeared to be "so big" from the surface, when you rise up "you see that it's actually incredibly thin, it's a tiny, fragile thing.

The Blue Origin team received congratulations from NASA, while Virgin Galactic founder British mogul Richard Branson tweeted, "Well done!"

"Everyone who has been in space has said that it changed them and that they were amazed, stunned, by the Earth and its beauty, but also by its fragility, and I could not agree more," said the founder of Amazon

"We must build a path into space so that our children and grandchildren can build the future," he said.

Bezos, 57, founded Blue Origin in 2000 with the goal of one day building floating space colonies on the moon with artificial gravity where millions of people will work and live.

"It's going to take decades, it's a great ambition," Bezos said.

Indeed, beyond space tourism, Bezos announced that the true goal of Blue Origin is to help humanity expand through space, find new material resources, and move industries off our planet.

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