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
Tom Wolfe was an amazing journalist and author. Thank you for showing us all what it took to have “The Right Stuff”. https://t.co/ObMeU4S92S— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) May 16, 2018
You shaped us, you protected us, you let us fall, you picked us up, and you LOVED us, always and unconditionally. T… https://t.co/EAJekB5W7R— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) May 13, 2018
Love this quote. It’s been on my fridge for years, and I see it every time I open the door. #Emerson https://t.co/kN8HjM4bOI— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) May 5, 2018