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Jeff Bezos details his moon colony ambitions

4 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Jeff Bezos has big plans for the moon, if he can just get there. With a little elbow grease our trusty satellite could become a platform from which to build out the space industry - and while a partnership with NASA, the ESA and others would be best, Blue Origin will do it solo if it has to.
Speaking at the Space Development Conference in Los Angeles with the inimitable Alan Boyle, Bezos chatted about the idea of making the moon a center for heavy industry, which he thinks will help conserve resources here on Earth.
“In the not-too-distant future - I'm talking decades, maybe 100 years,” he...
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Richard Branson says he's months away from becoming an astronaut, as his space race with Jeff Bezos suddenly heats up

Richard Branson says he's months away from becoming an astronaut, as his space race with Jeff Bezos suddenly heats up

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Richard Branson says he's months away from becoming an astronaut, and "neck and neck" with Jeff Bezos in the race to begin space tourism.
Both Branson and Bezos' respective companies, Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin, have completed successful test flights in recent weeks.
But Branson has broken several promises before about the imminent prospect of space travel, so maybe his latest claim is a bit of billionaire bravado.
In the billionaire space race, Richard Branson reckons he's level with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. That's what the British entrepreneur told the BBC this week , raising hopes...
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