Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin: 'it's the most important work I'm doing'
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said his company Blue Origin is trying to build low-cost infrastructure that can reduce the expenses of space travel.
  • There are plenty of energy and resources in the solar system for future generations, he explained, but most of that would be inaccessible unless the cost of space travel can be reduced.
  • Lowering the cost can help the next generation become space entrepreneurs, Bezos said at a gala organized by the Partnership for Public Service in Washington D.C on Tuesday.

The Amazon chief explained that while the solar system has plenty of resources that can be used by future generations, the current cost of space travel is far too expensive.

The interview with Amazon CEO and Billionaire Jeff Bezos is truely inspiring and moving as he explains that without pursuing the unknown and by continuing exploration of space, we as humans will eventually end up with a civilization of stasis.

“I’m pursuing this work because if we don’t, we will eventually end up with a civilization of stasis, which I find very demoralizing. I don’t want my great grandchildren’s great grandchildren to live in a civilization of stasis. We all enjoy a dynamic civilization of growth and change.

Jeff Bezos is currently investing heavily in Blue Origin, investing roughly $1 billion of his Amazon stock into the rocket venture each year.

Last month, the space company landed a major rocket deal and won a contract to supply the next-generation engines for the massive rocket United Launch Alliance is developing.

— ChartLab’s Sebastian Cavlov contributed to this report.

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