Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans to squander some of his overwhelming wealth by pushing his private space company Blue Origin toward lunar colonization ̵
"We'll have to leave this planet," Bezos told me. "We will leave it, and it will make this planet better, we will come and go, and the people who want to stay will stay."
The earth will be used for the residential and light industry, while the heavy industry Moved away from the planet and powered by solar power around the clock, he said.
"Earth is not a very good place to do heavy industry, it is convenient for us right now," Bezos said. "But in the not-too-distant future – I'm talking about decades, maybe 100 years – it's going to be easier to do many of the things we're doing in space on Earth right now, because we're going to have a lot of energy."
According to Geekwire, Bezos said the lunar surface is "almost as someone put it up for us," with polar water ice deposits that could be mined for everything from oxygen to rocket fuel and possible scarce resources. He added that Blue Origins offer of a public-private partnership with NASA to build a lunar module capable of carrying five tons of cargo in preparation for the arrival of humans remains open, but "We will do that even if NASA does not. " t do it … We could do it much faster if there was a partnership. "
Bezos also seems to like the concept of the European Space Agency from a lunar village in which all lunar posts in a single region are concentrated on potential resources – sharing the most, as Geekwire noted Lowering the cost of delivering cargo into space rather than being too involved in the construction of things like habitats would make it all a kind of space Amazon for the Moon Village
Competitors such as SpaceX and Boeing seem to have an early advantage: as TechCrunch noted, Blue Origin still only tests sub-orbital rockets, but Bezos told Geekwire that he had $ 1 billion of his Amazon Liquidate shares a year to fund Blue Origin, and he does not expect him to run out of money soon, but anyway, all this seems to be a reasonable insight how people can achieve our deepest ambitions as a species: a whole solar system filled with trillions of hastily dropped Amazon boxes.