The entrepreneur noted that the flight “far exceeded the expectations that were initially high.”
The richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, said that the suborbital flight on the New Shepard ship exceeded his expectations. The entrepreneur shared his impressions of the flight on the device of the Blue Origin Company owned by him on Tuesday at a press conference.
Bezos noted that the flight “far exceeded the expectations that were initially high.” The entrepreneur stressed that he was surprised by “how natural” the feeling of weightlessness turned out to be for him.
“The [Earth’s] atmosphere is huge,” Bezos continued. “But when you are above it, you realize that it is very thin, small and fragile and we are harming it by moving around the planet.” “It is one thing to understand this, and quite another to see it with your own eyes <…>,” he concluded.
Blue Origin on Tuesday carried out the first suborbital flight of the New Shepard spacecraft with passengers on board. Among them, in addition to Bezos, was his younger brother Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, a former professional pilot who passed the astronaut training program, as well as 18-year-old Oliver Daemen from the Netherlands. Funk became the oldest person to have been in space, and Daemen became the youngest.