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Won’t Mind Opening Amazon Fulfillment Centres on Moon, Says CEO Jeff Bezos

Bezos said he aims to spend billions of dollars building a network of thousands of satellites to provide cheaper broadband internet service in remote areas

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FILE - Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos addresses the media about the New Shepard rocket booster in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 5, 2017. (VOA)

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who aims to colonise Moon one day, won’t mind opening Amazon fulfillment centres on the lunar surface.

What would those fulfilment centres will sell on Moon?

“I really contemplate that we start out delivering, you know, liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen in small selections on the Moon to begin with,” chuckled Bezos, the richest man on Earth, in a fireside chat during Amazon’s flagship “re: Mars” event here on Thursday.

Amazon has one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world.

Sharing fresh insights about his Moon colonisation plans, Bezos said Amazon is fast working on its lander called Blue Moon to reach the lunar surface by 2024.

“The Moon turns out to be a resource-rich neighbour of Earth. We know that there is water in the form of ice in the permanent shadowed craters on the poles at the Moon. That is a very valuable resource because you can learn to make rocket propellant out of it,” Bezos emphasised.

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An Amazon Prime Truck is on the Road in Virginia, transporting thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon. (D Bekheet/VOA)

“We know so much more about the moon than we did before. For example, it takes 24 times less energy to lift a pound off the Moon than the Earth,” he added.

According to Bezos, we need to move industry to the Moon. “Earth will be zoned residential,” he told the audience.

Founder of the aerospace company Blue Origin, Bezos in May unveiled the first look of Blue Moon. The Moon lander was in development for three years. In the near future, Bezos envisions creating enormous space colonies in close proximity to Earth.

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Bezos said he aims to spend billions of dollars building a network of thousands of satellites to provide cheaper broadband internet service in remote areas.

“It’s multiple billions of dollars of capex. Amazon is a large enough company now that we need to be doing things that, if they work, can actually move the needle,” he said. (IANS)

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Jeff Bezos Now Plans to Own National Football League Team

There are not any teams currently on the market, though the Seattle Seahawks will be sold at some point following the death of Paul Allen last year

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Bezos, the richest person on Earth with a worth of $110 billion, who already owns the Washington Post, recently watched the last Super Bowl from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's suite. Wikimedia Commons

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is reportedly planning to own a National Football League (NFL) team and is currently in talks with several current owners.

According to CBS Sports, Bezos “has spent considerable time around owners, including Washington Redskins’s Dan Snyder, and is in the process of moving to Washington”.

Bezos, the richest person on Earth with a worth of $110 billion, who already owns the Washington Post, recently watched the last Super Bowl from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s suite.

“There are not any teams currently on the market, though the Seattle Seahawks will be sold at some point following the death of Paul Allen last year,” the report said on Sunday.

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According to CBS Sports, Bezos “has spent considerable time around owners, including Washington Redskins’s Dan Snyder, and is in the process of moving to Washington”. Wikimedia Commons

Snyder has been trying to get a state-of-the-art stadium built in Washington, DC, and Bezos can help him build one.

“Bezos moved The Washington Post to a new location after purchasing the paper, is setting up an Amazon hub in the area and some believe could aid Snyder’s pursuit of a new stadium, perhaps even with an Amazon sponsorship,” the report elaborated.

Amazon has a partnership with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football and he may buy an NFL team from a business perspective.

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NFL is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference. (IANS)