On Thursday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told a group in Las Vegas that Amazon will someday deliver in space.
Of course they will. They are already on the verge of running this planet; why not run the galaxy next?
In May, Bezos announced that Amazon would be developing a new lunar landing vehicle named “Blue Moon.”
No word yet on if they will have free two-day shipping on Mars.
Jeff Bezos Says That Space Exploration Is Necessary to Save the Earth
Amazon has expanded into other industries, including autonomous vehicles and grocery stores. Now they want to tackle space exploration.
Bezos told the Las Vegas crowd that “the reason we go to space in my view is to save the Earth.” He said while he doesn’t anticipate this happening in his lifetime, he believes that it will happen in future generations. “Humankind needs to move heavy industry off Earth, and leave Earth as our residence.”
Somebody has been reading too many science-fiction books lately.
He should just stick to delivering packages.
He continued: “We’ll start out delivering liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. It’s going to be a very small selection, albeit a very important one.”
That’s boring. The Martians are going to want cooler things than liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. If they are going to subscribe to Amazon Prime, they will probably want to order a PlayStation or books. Some sunscreen would probably do them some good, too.
However, don’t underestimate Amazon. The company is killing it right now. As of this writing, a share of Amazon cost $1,754. It has been announced that they have gotten approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly their delivery drones.
Yahoo Finance reported: “The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a certificate to Amazon Prime Air on Wednesday, allowing the company to operate its MK27 unmanned aircraft for package deliveries, the federal agency said in a statement.”
Amazon released a statement, saying, “We’ve been hard at work building fully electric drones that can fly up to 15 miles and deliver packages under five pounds to customers in less than 30 minutes. And, with the help of our world-class fulfillment and delivery network, we expect to scale Prime Air both quickly and efficiently, delivering packages via drone to customers within months.”
They are building drones, cars and now lunar landing modules. What could they do next?
If Jeff Bezos has his way, Amazon will save the planet.