Doesn’t Bezos have a mansion with 200-something bathrooms? Isn’t that more than the amount of bathrooms Amazon warehouses have, total?
What’s the success rate of Blue Origin launches?
Jeff Bezos has already selected a hobby for his post-CEO life: space travel.
Just two weeks after he steps down as CEO of Amazon, Bezos will climb aboard a rocket made by his space exploration company Blue Origin.
Blue Origin’s rocket is called New Shepard, and it’s reusable – the idea being that reusing rockets will lower the cost of going to space and make it more accessible. The pressurized capsule has space for six passengers. There are no pilots.
This will be the first time a crew will be aboard the New Shepard, in a capsule attached to the rocket.
And it won’t just be Bezos: He invited his brother Mark, too.
Want to join the Bezos brothers?
You can bid on a seat on the flight in an auction that benefits Blue Origin’s foundation, which has the mission of inspiring future generations to pursue careers in STEM. The current high bid is $2.8 million.
The flight is scheduled for July 20 — the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. Bezos gives up his CEO title on July 5, when he’ll pass the reins to Andy Jassy, who currently leads Amazon’s cloud computing division.
Technically, the Karman line is the altitude at which space begins – about 62 miles above sea level.
But Bezos won’t be above that line for long. The flight is expected to last about 11 minutes, and only a small portion of that time is above the Karman line, according to a graphic of the flight trajectory on Blue Origin’s website.
The New Shepard’s journey is called suborbital flight, meaning the rocket isn’t powerful enough to enter Earth’s orbit.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon now regularly carries astronauts to and from the International Space Station. And in May, a test flight by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic reached an altitude of 55 miles, marking its third human spaceflight.
But neither Musk nor Branson has traveled to space yet in their companies’ aircrafts.
The rocket looks like Bezos. I’ll let you figure it out.
Does anyone suspect Jeff Bezos is trying to emulate the role John Hurt played as billionaire entrepreneur S.R. Hadden in the movie, “Contact”? He surely resembles that character, with the bald head and sly manner. And so … Will Bezos return from his space voyage, or somehow arrange to stay up there in order to remotely do business and — incidentally extend his life span?
Actually it’s worse than that.
I wonder who (or what?) is named in his last will and testament.
Just in case.
That would be hilarious if he DID have to pee in a bottle or can.
yeah pee in the bottle and pay your fair share of taxes you creep
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