It’s as if the stars were lined up for this. The launchpads were being prepped in the space industry –and in education.
The race toward ‘Space Tourism’ which has been on for some time, hit a milestone, Sunday. Blue Origin, a company owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, (which I’ve followed for some time now) launched a successful test flight yesterday, using dummy astronauts. Humans will soon follow.
Back here in Arizona, today is STEAM Night at Salt River Elementary School. The highlight of which will be our ‘3-2-1 Lift-Off’ challenge!
Can’t wait to see what kind of rocket entries we receive.
Jeff Bezos was once known for books, when Amazon was the world’s largest online book store. That was in 1994.
He had been recently investing in robotics, and also acquired Whole Foods. But flying under the radar has been his space company, Blue Origin, building and testing rockets. It is what they call a rocket system, with a reusable, stage-one booster. It can take up to 100,000 pounds into space. This Apollo-sized rocket (much taller the Falcon rockets from SpaceX) is one of the few contenders in the space tourism business. Possibly a moon landing soon!
It may be a space race, but Bezos is taking it slow for now, to get it right.