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The billionaires' space race: Bezos vs Musk

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The billionaires' space race: Bezos vs Musk

Jeff Bezos’ recent announcement that late this year Blue Origin will go to space on a commercial flight and have a lunar lander called “Blue Moon” has come with mixed reviews. A lot of people are supportive of the world’s richest man, who’s claimed it’s “my generation’s job to build the infrastructure…we’re going to build the road to space.”

But there are lots of people in the space race now, most notably Elon Musk and his Space X company, who poked fun at Bezos’ announcement by posting a picture of the lunar capsule on his Twitter with the caption ‘Oh stop teasing, Jeff’ as words had been edited out of the title to just leave ‘Blue balls’. Aside from the friendly competition, there’s also a threat to Musk’s business, as Bezos tries to muscle his way into the previously monopolised market that Musk has been nurturing for years.

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