Jeff Bezos unveils his sweeping vision for humanity’s future in space

  • Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, spoke Thursday during an
    unveiling of his Blue Moon lunar lander. [credit: Mark Wilson/Getty
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WASHINGTON D.C.—The world’s richest person, Jeff Bezos,
unveiled his sweeping vision for humanity on Thursday afternoon in
a Washington D.C. ballroom. With the lights dimmed, Bezos spoke on
stage for an hour, outlining plans for his rocket company, Blue
Origin, and how it will pave the way to space for future

We have seen bits and pieces of Bezos’ vision to use the
resources of space to save Earth and make it a garden for humans
before. But this is the first time he has he stitched it together
in such a comprehensive and radical narrative, starting with
reusable rockets and ending with gargantuan, cylindrical habitats
in space where millions of people could live. This was the moment
when Bezos finally pulled back the curtain, in totality, to reveal
his true ambitions for spaceflight. This is where he would like to
see future generations one day live.

His speech felt akin to the talk SpaceX founder
Elon Musk delivered
at an international space conference in
2016. Mexico City is where Musk first unveiled a design for a
super-large rocket and starship, as well as his plans for millions
of humans to live on Mars and make a vibrant world there.

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Jeff Bezos unveils his sweeping vision for humanity’s future in space