Jeff Bezos Congratulates Rival Elon Musk for Stunning Achievement
Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has congratulated Elon Musk after the latter’s SpaceX made history
SpaceX became the first space exploration company to launch a non-professional astronaut crew into orbit on Wednesday
Musk also put his differences with Bezos aside and thanked the billionaire for congratulating him
Is the long-standing beef between the two richest men in the world finally over.
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have been at each other’s necks for a while, aiming digs and lawsuits at one another’s company.
No wonder the social media world was shocked on Tuesday when Musk was congratulated by the Amazon founder.
Elon Musk’s space exploration company SpaceX completed the launch of an all-civilian crew to orbit on Wednesday, becoming the first company to do so.
On Thursday, Bezos reached out to his rival and congratulated him on the launch of the non-professional astronaut crew.
The Blue Origin founder claimed that the successful launch was a step towards making space exploration possible for everyone.
Bezos who also flew to the edge of space with Blue Origin a few months ago said-
“Congratulations to Elon Musk and the SpaceX team on their successful Inspiration4 launch last night,”
The SpaceX CEO replied with a short “Thank You”, a courteous engagement that has rarely been seen between both parties.
Apart from their battle for the title of the world’s richest man, Bezos and Elon Musk own two of the world’s biggest space exploration companies.
Jeff Bezos launched Blue Origin in 2000 and Musk followed with his own company SpaceX two years later.