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Bezos announces further flights after Trip into space

Actually, he would like to fly back into space immediately, says Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Like other billionaires, he has an eye on space tourism. Critics find this wasteful.

Van Horn – After Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ short trip into space, his space company Blue Origin has announced at least two more flights for this year.

“The demand is very high,” said the 57-year-old at a press conference after landing. “We’re approaching $ 100 million in ticket sales.” After the two flights this year, you have to see how things go next year.

Ten minutes in space

He himself would immediately fly back into space, said the richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine. “Of course! How fast can we refuel that thing? ”Joked Bezos.

Before that, he and his brother Mark (“the funniest person who has ever been in space”), an 82-year-old former US pilot and an 18-year-old Dutchman on board the spaceship “New Shepard” had a total of around ten minutes. Trip undertaken.

Critic: No consideration for the climate

Ten days earlier, another billionaire, Richard Branson, had tested his own spaceship. Branson is also hoping to get into the space tourism business.

Critics accuse the billionaires of wasting a lot of money regardless of the climate and largely without scientific research interests.

World Food Program: “We need your help.”

The head of the World Food Program of the United Nations (UN), David Beasley, for example, congratulated Bezos on the trip to the universe – but also called on him again via Twitter to stand up for the hungry people on earth. “As you saw from space, the earth is a very special place. 41 million people are on the verge of famine. I need your help. We need your help. ”Dpa

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