Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Monday that his aerospace company, Blue Origin, is his "most important" project.
Bezos made the comments at the Wired 25th anniversary summit in San Francisco, according to CNBC.
He added that he expects there to one day be 1 trillion humans living somewhere in the solar system other than Earth.
"I won't be alive to see the fulfillment of that long-term mission," he said. "We are starting to bump up against the absolute true fact that Earth is finite."
Bezos also said he will spend more than $1 billion next year to support Blue Origin
"The dynamism that I have seen over the last 20 years in the internet where incredible things have happened in really short periods of time," he added. "We need thousands of companies. We need the same dynamism in space that we've seen online over the last 20 years. And we can do that."
The Space Force has to start planning its future, said Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force next month will start accepting applications from current military service members who are interested in moving over to the new space branch. The initial window for applicants starts May 1 and only lasts for 30 days, officials said April 16 during a town hall event live streamed on Facebook.
The timeline seems fast, but it’s necessary so the Space Force can start planning its future, said Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman.
Towberman on April 3 was sworn in as the top enlisted leader of the U.S. Space Force. During the town hall forum, Towberman and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond answered questions on a range of topics, mostly on administrative and personnel issues.
Transferring to the Space Force in entirely voluntary, Raymond said. The Space Force anticipates that current airmen working as space operators or in other space-related jobs will be the …
Air Force officials on Friday told reporters that people are clamoring for information on how to join the military’s latest branch. The short answer is, they’re going to have to wait a while.
President Trump officially signed the Space Force into law Friday, but for now, all that means is everyone at Air Force Space Command will now be assigned to Space Force. Over the next 18 months, officials said, the finer details of manning and training the new branch will be hammered out and set in motion.
“It’s going to be really important that we get this right. A uniform, a patch, a song ? it gets to the culture of a service,” said Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, the head of Air Force Space Command and U.S. Space Command, who will lead Space Force until a chief of space operations is confirmed by the Senate. “There’s a lot of work going on toward that end. It’s going to take a long time to get to that point, but that’s not something we’re going to roll out on day one.”