Monday, January 08, 2007

Off to space with Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos's new company Blue Origin is building a spaceship in Internet mode, incremental with lot of startup energy.

Nov 13, 2006, they launched and landed Goddard – a first development vehicle in the New Shepard program, a vertical take-off, vertical-landing vehicle designed to take a small number of astronauts on a sub-orbital journey into space.

It went up 300ft and came down smoothly. Awesome! (video here)

Its funny to see the Amazon plug for S3, Simple Storage Service to store and access info from anywhere to leverage their hosted infrastructure for picture storage. Sure hosted pics online is just scratching the surface of S3.

Amazon can sell lot of Blue Origin merchandize for sure. I'd love to buy a cool toy version of Goddard that I can control by remote for a take-off and landing :-)