Jeff Bezos will build his own space station

The company of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, together with Sierra Space, will build its commercial space station in low Earth orbit by 2025-2030, according to the project website.

The station will be named Orbital Reef and will be a “mixed-use business park in space” for researchers, media, space tourists, businessmen and others. The Amazon founder’s new project will preserve the “legacy of the ISS” while adding innovative developments from the field of microgravity.

“For over sixty years, NASA and other space agencies have been developing orbiting spaceflight and space housing, preparing us for commercial business. It will launch this decade, ”said Brent Sherwood, Senior Vice President of Advanced Development Programs at Blue Origin.

It is noted that the station will be equipped with the necessary living, scientific and multifunctional modules, as well as equipped with equipment. Their number will increase as the market grows. Up to ten people will be able to live and work “for the good of the Earth” on the Orbital Reef.

“As a former astronaut, I have been waiting for the moment when work and life in space will become available to more people around the world. That moment has come, “said former NASA astronaut and Sierra Space President Janet Cavandy.

On July 20, Jeff Bezos made a 10-minute flight into space aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard. Together with him were on board his brother Mark, 82-year-old former pilot Wally Funk and 18-year-old school graduate Oliver Damen. The ship rose to a height of 107 kilometers above the Earth.

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