Jeff Bezos (Jeff Bezos) successfully went to the edge of space on Tuesday and returned on a spacecraft developed by his company Blue Origin, making history. More than two decades after Bezos founded the space company, he embarked on his space journey with three other crew members on the New Shepard spacecraft. After about 10 minutes of flight, the capsule landed in western Texas at about 8:22 am local time. The spacecraft moved along the Carmen Line (considered the edge of space) at an altitude of 100 kilometers from the Earth.
At the end of the journey, Bezos simply said: “The best day ever!” Then he added: “My expectations are high, and they have exceeded them greatly.”
Accompanying the billionaire on the plane were his 53-year-old brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old former pilot Wally Fink, and 18-year-old Oliver Damen. The crew has the honor of being the richest in the world, the oldest in the world, and the youngest in the world who has visited space.
After reaching zero gravity, the crew was seen floating in the space capsule to celebrate the experience. Fink was in awe of what she saw and said, “Oh, my word, look at this world!” Probably looking at the earth below from the window. But when Bezos asked the staff “Who wants a skittle?”, the audience had different opinions.
From the Blue Origin video in the New Shepard capsule:
Jeff Bezos: “Who wants a skittle?” pic.twitter.com/SUO6sAYZAE
— Michael Hitz (@thesheetztweetz) July 20, 2021
In the first interview after landing, Bezos said: “I don’t have enough talent to describe this in words,” and added that it was “beyond” the look of the earth he dreamed of. Bezos could not describe the spectacle he witnessed. He said: “Maybe we need to send a poet or something. Someone who is better at describing it.”
Jeff Bezos told Bloomberg TV that we can protect the earth by investing and building a road to space @EmilyChangTV.
Watch the full interview after the release of Blue Origin⬇️ https://t.co/a1QPJ2204u pic.twitter.com/4XEja7N9az
-Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) July 20, 2021
After the flight, Bezos said he would like to thank the employees and customers of the Amazon company he founded. The former Amazon CEO said: “I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer because you have paid for all of this. So, to every Amazon customer and every Amazon employee, I send Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“I would also like to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you have paid for it all.” pic.twitter.com/uM99zMaWYt
-Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) July 20, 2021
When asked to summarize the experience, Bezos exclaimed: “Oh my God!” He also added that the zero-gravity experience felt “normal…so peaceful and peaceful…very pleasant experience.” He said that this experience The most profound part is observing the earth, the “vulnerability” of the earth surprised him.
Jeff Bezos was ecstatic after a short space trip and described the feeling of zero gravity as “such a peaceful and peaceful…very enjoyable experience”
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 20, 2021
When asked why so much money was invested in space, Bezos said: “What we are doing is building a road to space so that future generations can build the future.” Land, transfer all heavy industries and polluting industries to space to preserve the gems of the earth.”