National Air and Space Museum curator looks at Jeff Bezos’ space flight: “I was completely stunned”
WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) – The world watched Jeff Bezos on Tuesday morning as he exploded in space, landing in remote West Texas after a 10-minute flight, and many people have spoken, including those at the National Air and Space Museum.
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FOX 5 spoke to the curator of the National Air and Space Museum, Jennifer Levasseur, who gave her opinion on the launch.
“I thought it was fantastic. I was completely amazed, ”said Levasseur.
And since Bezos promises to “build a road to space,” Levasseur says it’s certainly possible.
She says that while launches like this are sustainable and repeatable, over a long period of time billionaires may not be the only ones taking off.
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“You have to be able to support this business for it to be successful,” she says. “So if you keep it going long enough with the people who can afford it, then potentially the technology gets right to the point, the system gets to the point, where you can do it on the cheap, relatively speaking. That I would say. I think we have a number of decades before we can expand it to a point where it becomes affordable. “
And if you’re wondering, yes, Levasseur says she would definitely go to space too if the opportunity arose.
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Bezos’ company Blue Origin is planning two more launches later this year.