July 15, 2024



Jeff Bezos on future of spaceflight: “We can move all heavy industry and all polluting industry off of Earth”


After his successful flight to space, Jeff Bezos pushed back on criticism that launching rockets was a vanity project for billionaires, saying that the future of the planet — and those who inhabit it — depends on what can be accomplished in space. 

“I think people don’t understand it, or most people don’t,” Bezos told “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King in an exclusive interview after he landed back on Earth Tuesday. “When you get into space and you can see the Earth’s atmosphere, it’s so thin and fragile looking. So we do have to take care of this planet. And right now it’s just true that our civilization is — we pollute the planet.”

He sees space as a potential solution.

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