‘You Guys Paid for All of This’, Jeff Bezos Thanks Amazon Employees, Customers, After Returning From Space

Jeff Bezos created historical past on Tuesday when he efficiently travelled to the sting of house and returned within the spacecraft developed by his firm, Blue Origin. Over 20 years after Bezos established the house firm, he was accompanied by a crew of three others within the New Shepard spacecraft on his maiden journey to house. After the flight that lasted roughly 10 minutes, the capsule landed in West Texas at about 8:22 a.m. native time. The spacecraft made its approach the Karman line — thought-about to be the sting of house — at an altitude of 100 kilometres above the Earth.

At the top of the journey, Bezos merely stated: “best day ever!” He then added, “My expectations were high and they were dramatically exceeded.”

The billionaire was accompanied on the flight by his 53-year-old brother, Mark Bezos, 82-year-old former pilot Wally Funk, in addition to an 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. The crew held the excellence of having the world’s richest, the world’s oldest and the world’s youngest individuals to have visited house.

Upon hitting zero gravity, the crew was seen floating inside the capsule, celebrating the expertise. In awe of what she was witnessing, Funk stated, “Oh my word, look at the world!” presumably looking the window at Earth beneath. But it was Bezos who had viewers in splits when he was heard asking the crew, “Who wants a Skittle?”

In his first interview upon touchdown, Bezos stated, “I am not talented enough to describe this in words,” including that it was “beyond” what he dreamt the Earth would appear like. At a loss of phrases to explain the spectacle he had witnessed, Bezos stated, “Maybe we need to send a poet up or something. Someone who would be better at describing it.”

Speaking after the flight, Bezos stated that he needed to thank the workers and clients of Amazon, the corporate he based. The former Amazon CEO stated, “I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all this. So, to every Amazon customer out there and every Amazon employee thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

When requested to sum up the expertise, Bezos exclaimed, “Oh my god!” He additionally added that the zero-gravity expertise felt “normal… so serene and peaceful… a very pleasurable experience.” He stated that probably the most profound half of the expertise was watching the Earth and that the “fragility” of the planet stunned him.

On being requested why he was investing such cash in house, Bezos stated, “What we are doing is building a road to space so future generations can build a future.” The purpose was to “slowly over decades, to move all heavy industries and polluting industries to space to keep the planet the gem that it is.”


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