Jeff Bezos on Critics of Billionaire Space Tourism: 'They're Mostly Right'

Jeff Bezos on Critics of Billionaire Space Tourism: 'They're Mostly Right'


Following his recent rocket trip to the edge of space, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos admitted that critics of the stunt are “largely right.”

CNBC reports that Jeff Bezos has responded to critics of his recent space flight. This week, Bezos took an eleven-minute trip to space aboard the New Shepard rocket developed by his space exploration company Blue Origin. Bezos was joined on the flight by his brother Mark Bezos, a private equity executive, pioneering female aviator Wally Funk and recent Dutch high school graduate Oliver Daemen. Daemen’s seat on the ride was purchased by his wealthy father.

The New Shepard rocket took off from Blue Origin’s Texas launch pad and 7 minutes later the rocket’s capsule was officially in space. The rocket booster returned to Earth, firing its engine to slow down its descent, and slowly landed on four legs. The booster will be reused for future launches.

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