Jeff Bezos Is Building a Space Station That’s Basically a Giant Business Park

Earth’s orbit is about to get even more crowded.
Blue Origin—the space firm that Amazon head Jeff Bezos founded in 2000—is partnering with a handful of spaceflight companies and universities to build a “mixed-use business park” in low-Earth orbit, the Kent, Washington-based company announced this week. The partnership, dubbed “Orbital Reef,” aims to provide a collaborative space to conduct research in orbit, develop products, and allow tourists the opportunity to experience microgravity.


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