Before he left the space, Bezos and his crew “told each other that we love each other,” he told Cooper. “It was a very sensitive morning,” he said.
Beaz spoke to the crew about his early days with Amazon, founded in 1994, and made a comparison between that experience and his journey to Blue Origin. And he told crew members that he wanted them to understand the importance of travel.
Bezos also discussed pollution and climate change after his space trip, emphasizing his idea of stopping the earth’s industrial production. “We need to get rid of really heavy industry and polluted industry from the earth,” Bezos said.
He said he wanted to create “dirty pollutants” like “chips and microchips” in space, but added that the timeline could be extended for decades. “It won’t happen in my lifetime,” said Beaz, 57. “We have a lot of problems in the world,” he said, referring specifically to poverty, hunger, climate disasters and pollution. “We need to work here and now and look to the future.”
Reflecting on history and innovation, Bezos said, “We have never focused on the present or the future.” “You don’t have Explorer unless you focus on the future.”