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Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos to launch business park in space

In Summary

  • Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Company plans to lauch Orbital Reef Business Centre in Space.
  • Jeff Bezos pledged KSh 111.2 billion annually towards the project.

Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur and founder of Blue Origin Company which deals with space tourism has announced plans to launch a business park in space.

The centre will be named Orbital Reef and will be completed by the end of 2030.

According to their proposal, the centre will habour different commercial bases and host about 10 people. The Amazon founder says he will collaborate with Sierra and Boeing Space Centre to accomplish the mission.

Orbital Reef Centre will particularly benefit filmmakers who will be allowed to create space films and researchers who can advance their studies there.

Bezos Contribution

Blue Origin Company refused to reveal their budget although pledged to donate KSh111.2 billion annually.

The business centre will occupy 32,000 feet.

BBC says the idea of a new space centre comes at a time when NASA is looking to replace the 20-year-old International Space Station(ISS).

Reports indicate that astronauts could abandon ISS by 2025, as the station in “desperate need for repairs.” They fear a major accident could occur due to the ageing equipment.

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