Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez to go on all-woman space trip: ‘It’ll be a great group of females’
KENT, WASHINGTON: Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez, in a recent interview told that she is planning to go to the space in 2023. Sanchez, who is a licensed helicopter pilot and owner of the aerial film production firm Black Ops Aviation revealed about her plans on Monday, November 14. Sanchez, did not reveal with whom she will be flying, however, she ruled out the possibility of Bezos joining her and going on his second space trip. The 52-year-old did share that she has an all-female crewmates in her mind for the trip, “It’ll be a great group of females,” she said.
Blue Origin, which is Bezos’ space exploration firm has been taking civilian trips since the owner took part in its first voyage. The Amazon owner then wore a cowboy hat with the standard blue flight suit, when he was joined by his brother Mark, and two other passengers on Blue Origin’s debut crewed mission. The other big names that the firm successfully took for space trip include, NFL legend and now famous media personality Michael Strahan, and 'Star Trek' star William Shatner. The name of comedian Pete Davidson was also doing the rounds, but the SNL star backed out just before the date was released.
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Interestingly, Sanchez revealed her plans in the same interview with CNN in which Bezos confirmed that he will be donating the chunk of his $124 billion fortune to charity over his lifetime. In a speech last month, at Vatican, the business-tycoon said he envisions "a long-term-goal to free the planet Earth from all polluting industries."
Bezos also defended critics who questioned the invaluable resources used in space program can be used instead on Earth. “We go to space not to abandon our home but to protect it,” said Bezos. “Consider energy. In space, the sun always shines, and we can collect energy in almost unlimited amounts. Energy and other resources can be harvested and used in space without harming the Earth. Earth is a garden that should be tended,” he added.
Sanchez, who heads Black Ops Aviation, the first female-owned and operated aerial film and production company, talked about being "really great teammates" with boyfriend Bezos, reports the New York Post. She jokingly said, “We can be kind of boring.” However, Bezos with a smile replied, “Never boring.” There are also reports that Bezos may soon own an NFL team along with Jay-Z. On asked about the same, Bezos said with his trademark smile, “Yes, I’ve heard that buzz.”
As per the report, Sanchez soon joined in with a laugh, “I do like football. I’m just going to throw that out there for everyone.” Bezos added, “I grew up in Houston, Texas, and I played football growing up as a kid … and it is my favorite sport … so we’ll just have to wait and see.”