Daily Insights for
Business Leaders

Blue Origin | The billionaires' space race: Bezos vs Musk

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.

Access all our great content with a FREE myGrapevine account

  • Personalise your topic feed
  • Free access to premium content
  • One-click registration for webinars and downloads
  • Save your favourites
  • Exclusive offers

Sign up to continue reading FREE content

For news, offers & events, direct to your inbox enter your details below.

I would also like to receive news, offers and events from:

* By registering you agree that you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions and that Executive Grapevine International Ltd and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content and products.

If you find yourself asked to register again, please make sure that your browser cookie is enabled.

We would like you to become part of Executive Grapevine and join one of the fastest growing and engaged online communities of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs in the UK. Thousands of our readers, people just like you, have already registered with Executive Grapevine and we would like you to join in - its FREE!

However, an EU regulation coming our way means that to continue hearing from us, you will need to become a registered user. No matter the outcome of BREXIT, this regulation will apply to us while we remain in the UK and perhaps beyond.

Access across the Executive Grapevine site will continue to be free of charge once you register.

Every reader we retain, is very important to us, and we would appreciate you taking the time to Register with us now.