Blue Origin Says Spaceflight Isn't A Race, But It Sure Seems Like One
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos expects to take tourists to space by 2018 but says safety is the priority and being first is icing on the cake.By Ben Lawson | March 9, 2016
Blue Origin thinks it will take tourists to space by 2018.
Founder Jeff Bezos said if testing for its New Shepard rocket goes well, recreational spaceflight could be here in a few short years. Bezos told reporters: "I want us to be safe. If we end up being first, that would be fine. But that's not the goal."
So basically, Bezos is saying safety is key and spaceflight isn't a race, but sometimes, it sure feels like one.