Jeff Bezos company planning human test space flights by 2017
KENT, Wash. — Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture's research and development site outside Seattle.
And Bezos said Tuesday that thousands of people have expressed interest in eventually paying for a trip on a suborbital craft.
For now, the man who founded Amazon.com is spending some of the billions earned from the Seattle-based online retailer on high tech equipment and about 600 employees working in a former Boeing airplane parts facility. Bezos said he's convinced the... read more