Jeff Bezos’ newest enterprise, a “blended use enterprise park,” received’t present up on LoopNet listings anytime quickly.
Bezos’ Blue Origin stated this week that it plans to construct what would undoubtedly be probably the most unique business house within the photo voltaic system — an area station in orbit round Earth, in line with NPR. Facilities would come with weightlessness and naturally a spectacular view.
It will even be 310 miles from the closest freeway or practice station.
“Whether or not your online business is scientific analysis, exploration system improvement, invention and manufacture of latest and distinctive merchandise, media and promoting, or unique hospitality, you’ll discover a berth right here,” in line with a press release from the corporate.
Blue Origin goals to make the house station, dubbed Orbital Reef, operational by the second half of this decade.
The “Baseline Configuration” of Orbital Reef totals about 830 cubic meters, or shut to three,000 sq. ft, virtually as giant because the Worldwide House Station. It will match 10 folks “in large modules with large home windows.” The station’s design is modular, with ports for autos and berths.
Blue Origin is engaged on the challenge with 5 others — Sierra House, Boeing, Redwire House, Genesis Engineering Options and Arizona State College.
Tourism might play a significant half within the enterprise mannequin, between Blue Origin’s pitch for “unique hospitality” and a deliberate single-person spacecraft for “vacationer excursions” exterior the station, supplied by Genesis Engineering Options.
“Now, anybody can set up an handle in orbit,” Blue Origin stated. “Orbital Reef expands entry, lowers the associated fee, and gives every part wanted that will help you function your online business in house.”
In the meantime Bezos and his different firm, Amazon, are busy gobbling up actual property right here on Earth.
He additionally purchased two items at 212 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan because the starting of final 12 months.
[NPR] — Dennis Lynch