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Traveling to space was not enough, Jeff Bezos wants to build his own space station

Blue Origin announced that the private Orbital Reef station will be ready in less than 10 years.

This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

Jeff Bezos ' space company Blue Origin and Sierra Space announced yesterday their plans to build a space station they will call Orbital Reef . It is estimated that it will be ready for use between 2025 and 2030. In the official statement, Blue Origin assures that this will begin a new chapter in space exploration. It will be a commercial station, so not only astronauts will have access to it, the company shared that "Orbital Reef will give everyone the opportunity to have a direction in orbit."

Blue Origin

The idea is that it is a place where tourists, researchers and scientists can go. In this way, they will continue to open the doors to commercial travel without neglecting scientific exploration. They will provide them with the transportation, rooms and equipment they require. Besides that there will always be a crew on board.

They also have in mind that access to a space station will increase the possibilities for new markets. The business model will be designed to be versatile and able to meet the needs of a wide variety of clients, the statement said.

Image: via Blue Origin.

“We will expand access, reduce cost, and provide all the services and amenities necessary to normalize space flight. A vibrant business ecosystem will grow in low Earth orbit, generating new discoveries, new products, new entertainment and global awareness, "said Brent Sherwood, vice president of development.

They will send the space station modules on their new rocket, New Glenn which is still in the testing phase and has not flown yet. Sierra Space, which is currently one of the companies supplying the International Station, will be in charge of developing the “living” spaces within Orbital Reef. This will include three floors, beds, a kitchen and a space garden.

All of this will come true much sooner than we would have dreamed of. It's true, we are living in the future.

Image: via Blue Origin.