Now Jeff Bezos is fully onboard, is the space race about to take off?

While Elon Musk and SpaceX seem to be light years ahead, the same can’t be said for Blue Origin – the former Amazon chief’s own aerospace company. But now he’s stepped back from his primary business, Kenneth Chang wonders if all that is about to change

Wednesday 10 February 2021 21:30
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<p>Blue Origin may be the tortoise of the fable where slow and steady wins over speedy</p>

Blue Origin may be the tortoise of the fable where slow and steady wins over speedy

For most of its two decades of existence, Blue Origin was like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory in the children’s book by Roald Dahl.

It was a rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos, the billionaire who had created Amazon. That much was known. What the company was actually doing was shrouded in mystery.

“But everyone wanted to get in,” laughed Carissa Christensen, founder and chief executive of Bryce Space and Technology, an aerospace consulting firm.

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