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Why Jeff Bezos Should Be Applauded for Going to Space

10 days ago   |   By Time

Give Jeff Bezos this: the guy knows how to make the most out of semi-retirement. On July 5, the richest man in the world will step down as Amazon CEO to focus more of his energy on his two other major properties: The Washington Post and Blue Origin, a rocket company and SpaceX rival. On July 20-just 15 days after he gets his gold watch and, not incidentally, 52 years to the day after Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the moon-Bezos is set to go to space himself, joining five other people aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft on its inaugural crewed flight.

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Meet Mark Bezos, the younger brother of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who's about to join him aboard Blue Origin's first human space flight

Meet Mark Bezos, the younger brother of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who's about to join him aboard Blue Origin's first human space flight

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement On July 20, Jeff Bezos and his younger brother, Mark, are heading to space.
The Amazon founder announced Monday that he and his brother will be on the first human flight of the New Shepard spacecraft, which is made by Blue Origin, Bezos' space exploration company. The company is currently auctioning one of the six available seats aboard the flight, which will last 11 minutes and take the spacecraft 62 miles above the Earth's surface.
Bezos said in a video posted to Instagram that he's wanted to go to space his whole life, and that he asked his brother to come along...
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Jeff Bezos is launching to space on July 20, 15 days after he exits his role as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos is launching to space on July 20, 15 days after he exits his role as Amazon CEO

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Jeff Bezos announced Monday that he's flying into space on July 20 with his brother Mark in what will be his company, Blue Origin's, first human space flight.
That July 20 launch date is just 15 days after Bezos will officially step down as CEO of the tech giant on July 5 , a "sentimental" anniversary that falls 27 years after Amazon was incorporated on the same date in 1994.
Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000. He said he planned to focus
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