Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1994 in the garage of his rented Seattle home. Two years later the company was listed on NASDAQ, and by 2011 it was not just the world’s largest on-line retailer, but also a major producer of consumer electronics and the largest provider of cloud computing.
What next? Like almost every child who watched Neil Armstrong step onto the moon, Bezos was fascinated by the exploration of space. But unlike others, he didn’t want to be an astronaut: he wanted to be a space entrepreneur. And he is. In September 2000, he very quietly founded Blue Origin, a private company whose goal is to enable private human access to space at dramatically lower cost and with increased reliability.
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Watch Blue Origin test its vertical takeoff, vertical landing rocket
And the winner for best news website is … @WashingtonPost. And more. Big congrats to the whole team! #DMNA17 https://t.co/BtridtXjeM— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 20, 2017
First hotfire of our BE-4 engine is a success. Huge kudos to the whole @BlueOrigin team for this important step!… https://t.co/YZEVT60TlI— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 19, 2017
Fun day christening Amazon’s latest wind farm. #RenewableEnergy https://t.co/cTxeXdsFop— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 19, 2017