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    Jeff Bezos Will be Flying to Space Aboard New Shepard Next Month

    Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has announced that he and his brother will be on the New Shepard spacecraft as it makes it inaugural crewed flight to space.
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    Jeff Bezos Will be Flying to Space Aboard New Shepard Next Month
    Does he have to come back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Does he have to come back?
    There's actually no guarantee of that. Spaceflight is kind of dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    There's actually no guarantee of that. Spaceflight is kind of dangerous.
    Similar to what I said in another thread, this is about a suborbital flight. Pretty much of a hop over the Karman line, in fact. There is no chance of escaping Earth. So, yes he has to come back. The only question is how he comes back. As for that, they’ve done a lot of testing, so I expect the risk is low.

    Incidentally, I know it is popular, but I don’t really have anything seriously against him. I think we are better off with Amazon than without it, and if not him, someone else would have developed the market Amazon serves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Similar to what I said in another thread, this is about a suborbital flight. Pretty much of a hop over the Karman line, in fact. There is no chance of escaping Earth. So, yes he has to come back. The only question is how he comes back. As for that, they’ve done a lot of testing, so I expect the risk is low.

    Incidentally, I know it is popular, but I don’t really have anything seriously against him. I think we are better off with Amazon than without it, and if not him, someone else would have developed the market Amazon serves.
    Yeah, I didn’t spell it out, but I meant there is no guarantee he will come back alive.

    And just for the record, I agree, I don’t have anything against Jeff Bezos. He is undoubtedly an innovator. I might be envious of his success, but that doesn’t mean I have anything against him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post

    Incidentally, I know it is popular, but I don’t really have anything seriously against him. I think we are better off with Amazon than without it, and if not him, someone else would have developed the market Amazon serves.
    Perhaps, but hopefully they would treat their workers better than Amazon does and pay them more.
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