Jeff Bezos clearly enjoyed hislast month, but his ambitions go well beyond the occasional jaunt in the stratosphere. He sees great business opportunities in space – hence his startup Blue Origin – and he doesn’t take no for an answer.
So when NASA said no to Blue Origin’s offer for a contract to build the vehicle that would take astronauts back to the moon and instead chose Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Bezos did not give in., alleged mistake in NASA’s acquisition process. It’s not just the space agency, however. There is also tension between Bezos and Musk, two billionaires with strong visions for the future of humanity in space.
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