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BEZOS: “GRACIAS a los empleados y los clientes de AMAZON. Vosotros habéis PAGADO todo esto” | RTVE

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to watch congratulations and wally would you join me please [Applause] 60 and i get to pin this on wow the best pit i’ve ever had in my life i’ve had lots of them well you continue to inspire us thank you so much for doing that god bless you congratulations thank you more to come [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] the first four of millions to follow again the newest international astronauts the crew of new shepard congratulations all four of you so without further ado uh how was it right jeff what was it like was everything you imagined uh i’m gonna answer that question but just real quick please i i want to thank a few people um first of all all of the engineers at blue origin who have toiled hard to get this done the people who build the vehicle all of our manufacturing people this is a big team they’ve been working on it for many years and they have done an extraordinary job of building the most reliable most beautiful uh most fun i mean i can vouch for that i’ll get to that in a second vehicle and we owe them a deep gratitude and the people who kept us safe today who operated the vehicle our trainers everybody it’s just huge uh i also want to thank the town of van horn this is a small and amazing little town um and you know we’re making a dent in it and we appreciate you uh for allowing us to be part of your town and uh and then i also i want to thank uh every amazon employee and every amazon customer because you guys paid for all this so seriously for every amazon customer out there and every amazon employee thank you from the bottom of my heart very much it’s very appreciated and uh you know now onto how it felt oh my god my expectations were high and they were dramatically exceeded the uh the we were talking about this a little bit in the car ride on the way back and i don’t know the the zero g piece may have been one of the biggest surprises because it felt so normal it felt so like almost like we were as humans evolved to be in that environment which i know is impossible but it felt so serene and peaceful and the floating it’s actually much nicer than being in full one gravity it’s a very pleasurable experience just from the sheer just the way it feels the tactileness of it that it you know the the most profound piece of it for me was looking out at the earth and looking at the earth’s atmosphere every astronaut everybody who’s been up into space they say this that it changes them and they look at it and they’re kind of amazed and awe struck by the earth and its beauty but also by its fragility and i can vouch for that um when i look out you know when we’re sitting in this room when we’re driving our cars and we’re moving around the planet in our normal ways the atmosphere is so gigantic you know we’re these tiny little things and the planet the atmosphere is so big but when you get up above it what you see is it’s actually incredibly thin it’s this tiny little fragile thing and as we move about the planet we’re damaging it and you know so that is um you know that’s that that’s a very profound it’s one thing to recognize that intellectually it’s another thing to actually see with your own eyes how fragile it really is and that was amazing who wants to add oliver you want to tell us how it was our first paying customer you feel like you got your money’s worth sir no it was so amazing to see it from above and to move around like yeah i totally agree it feels so natural like almost like we should be doing this and i hope that we are one of the first and let’s hope that many many more people can do this because this experience you should share with more and more people it’s so amazing and a special congratulations to you on becoming the youngest person to have ever flown inside thank you you brought with you up there the next generation of space explorers but certainly another flag up there the netherlands to everybody out there the netherlands there’s the new dutch flying man there you go mark you should say of that thing you told me in the car about the g-forces i thought that was really interesting well i was uh i was surprised i mean they had told us what you know the what the g-forces would feel like on the way up and um you know again it’s one of those things that you hear about you anticipate but um you know you really feel them on the way up it was incredibly exhilarating and then um you know on the way back down what i had not anticipated so we hit five g’s briefly on the way back down um and that’s that’s a lot of pressure and unfortunately during the um the the uh the status check for each at each astronaut by the time they got to astronaut demo which was the name i was flying under we were at five g’s and so they were like astronaut demo how you doing okay i had a hard time had a hard time responding but uh i’m not sure what that video footage will look like probably not very pretty but by the way it was so exciting if you haven’t figured it out yet uh well wally might be the oldest person ever in space and oliver the youngest person ever in space my brother is the funniest person ever in space for sure i have before i want to do a couple of more things before we maybe go to next questions which is i want to recognize two people who here in the audience we are honored today to have uh alan shepard’s daughters laura and julie could you stand up just briefly so we could say and of course uh alan shepard was a apollo moonwalker and has a gigantic list of accomplishments but for our purposes today uh the thing that is most interesting about alan shepard is that he is the namesake for this vehicle news shepard and that is because the pro the mission profile that we did today is very similar to the one that alan flew when he became the first american in space i guess 60ish years ago so that is uh we are very honored to have you guys here and thank you for joining us it’s incredible i’m i got some pictures with them backstage and i know those are getting blown up big thank you uh so and then i have a couple of things to show let’s can we start do you want to talk about the couple of things we flew like the go ahead oh we did um so we had the opportunity to bring with us i was actually on loan from the explorers club we were able to fly with a piece of canvas from the right flyer so the the plane that the wright brothers flew we brought a piece of that canvas with us which was really powerful as well as a bronze uh medallion that was made from uh the first uh hot air balloon flight um in 1783 which was the first time man ever uh you know left the earth in controlled flight so we’re very thrilled to be able to bring both of those along with us um and we brought those precious objects back yes we did and the explorers club will be pleased yeah they’re very happy about that and we have um one more thing which i would actually just like to show you if you could who has the goggles could you please bring them up to me yeah would you hold that for me this is incredible so all right wouldn’t you stand still because i could face exist this um these are amelia earhart’s goggles the ones she flew across the atlantic with solo and you can see she put tape over them to kind of make have less light come in because it was just so bright all the day and she was flying for so long and they’re just i i like to think that if amelia were here she’d be very very proud of wally and i just can’t i can’t resist doing this thank you amelia wherever you are we hope you’re watching all of this thank you these are precious precious cargo there you go and while on that note wally uh oh i’m sorry oh please thank you lauren just reminded me i have one more thing which is and christina i might need your help on this but mom could you come up for a second where’s my mom okay you don’t have to come up i can come to you i have i wore this i wore this necklace i wore this necklace and it is a blorgen feather and i wore it up into space and now it’s for you okay and now wally last but not least uh amelia earhart what what a lovely uh transition an aviation icon and now an aerospace a space icon what was it like i can’t tell you i had such a good instructor he toast us through everything that we were going to do so when i went up this morning the noise wasn’t quite as bad and we went right on up and i saw darkness i thought i was going to see the world but we were quite high enough and i felt great it i felt like i was just laying down i was just laying down and i was going into space and i want to thank you sweetheart because you made it possible for me i’ve been waiting a long time to finally get it up there and i’ve done a lot of astronaut training through the world russia america and i could always beat the guys on what they were doing because i was always stronger and i’ve always done everything on my own and i didn’t do dolls i did outside stuff and i and i flew airplanes over 19 000 some hours i loved it and i loved being here with all of you and your family and the four of us we had a great time it was it was wonderful i want to go again fast [Laughter] and then when i got off the ship they gave me the tail end of one of the balloons and i’m going to cherish that forever and by the way we can confirm that wally once again in training outperformed the men on the mission 100 i was going to say she beat all the the three boys up to the top of the crew access our everybody saw that there’s video footage indeed darling you did you did well so wally funk now the world’s uh oldest astronaut to have ever gone to space and perhaps the first founding member of our blue origin uh frequent flyer program sounds like she’s ready for it when i do lectures or wherever i am around the world in the united states i’m only 45. [Music] you’re being generous i keep saying everybody every time somebody says oh she’s 82. i think there’s a typo you’re 28 wally we know this well now well thank you so much for for giving us your impressions but let’s see it with our own eyes i’d like to roll the tape of what it was like in the crew cabinet here look oliver that’s great can you move your head a little well i love it [Music] look at the blackness of space [Music] [Music] who wants a skittle oh yeah yeah all right see if you can catch this in your mouth [Music] yeah well done [Music] oh oh i love it i love it [Applause] [Music] it was oh so go ahead mark i was saying that was a good catch [Laughter] wally was it everything you expected and more you’ve been waiting as you said 60 years to experience this i i loved every minute of it i just wish it a little longer because i had been in space before not in space but up in that area and could do a lot more rolls and twists and so forth but there was not quite enough room for all four of us to do all those things it was great i loved it i could hardly wait to go again amen next next stop for you is the moon wally any other impressions now having seen the video of it is it is it one of those things where you just took it in and it’s hard to compare to video what are the sensations that come from having seen that right now felt way cooler than it looked well so after of course their their four minutes of weightlessness the fun that you had of course we got you buckled back in and you descended under those beautiful three parachutes i think we’ve got another video here of your descent back to our beautiful west texas valley why don’t we roll that right now that moment felt pretty good i’m not gonna lie that’s true when you see the three main shoots out it’s relaxing that was so easy it was just incredible whoa i didn’t feel that well that’s because it’s actually dust kicked up by a cushion of air that makes you only hit it about one mile an hour it feels like if you were to stand up in your chair just kind of plop [Applause] oh my god our family was happy to see us that’s a good sign what was that moment like coming back and seeing your your friends and your family here you have supported them or they have supported you that is your dreams to get to this point oliver your father is here joseph thank you so much for being here what was that like yeah well he was a bit more emotional than i would have thought like everyone on the ground was way more emotional than we were we were just having fun it’s so true yeah yeah i think that our uh our family has been extremely supportive through all of this and i think that um you know they’re uh i know my wife was an absolute rock leading up to this which made um you know the adventure much easier for me but i know that uh when we came down it was sort of time to let those emotions out a little bit so uh it was it was great to see everybody and yeah it was a little more emotional than i had anticipated as well jeff yeah i mean um you know for i wasn’t that nervous but my family was somewhat anxious about this and uh so it was it was so sweet actually when to get hugged by them after landing especially my kids and lauren and my mom and dad and really all of you guys and you know we have a bunch of close friends here too and it just makes me realize how much i love you and how much i’m loved and wally your friend mary is here yes i am so happy she’s here she knows what i’m going through she’s been she was one of my flight students and i’ve had many many four or five 3 000 flight students and i don’t know if they’re going to get to see this or not but i felt so charged i was not nervous i was just normal normal person going up into space and that’s what i wanted to feel nothing here i can confirm that while i was never nervous [Laughter] she was she was wondering what was taking so long [Laughter] it’s true we had a six-minute hold on the pad and while i was like are we gonna go or not what the hell we’re burning daylight let’s go [Laughter] but then wally once we got you going we got you going fast going over mach 3 and it’s this beautiful rocket behind us here our new shepard rocket that got the team up to space and by the way it also of course made its uh it’s landing back on the landing pad why don’t we take a look at that uh that landing that we have here whew that was a bullseye absolutely bullseye jeff a beautiful piece of engineering that our team here at blue origin has developed would you like to talk to us a little bit a bit about why we chose vertical takeoff vertical landing being powered by this be3 engine because today is not the end right we’re going further with this technology no that’s a a helpful question because the fact of the matter is that the architecture and the technology we have chosen is complete overkill for our suborbital tourism mission we have chosen the vertical landing architecture why do we do that because it scales it’s an architecture that can grow to very large size and so we want to have we want to have experience with architectures that can grow big to new glenn and one day to new armstrong so to have the idea that you want to build big from the beginning lets you choose an architecture because the whole point of doing this is to get practice and other kinds of architectures don’t scale in the same way to large to very large size vertical landing does in fact you can think about it very easily because if you try to when you are landing a rocket vertically you are solving what’s called the inverted pendulum problem and you are balancing a broomstick on the tip of your finger and you can balance a broomstick on the tip of your finger you know what you cannot balance on the tip of your finger a pencil so basically the smaller the object the harder it is to balance as the object gets bigger and bigger and bigger it gets easier and easier and easier to balance it’s very simple because this has more more more momentum so it’s easier to get under it so that architecture skills that’s why we chose it and then the second thing that is a very puzzling architecture choice for most people who know a lot about rockets you would never choose liquid hydrogen for a suborbital tourism mission it’s completely unnecessary it’s the most powerful highest performing rocket fuel in the world and there are two reasons we chose it the first is again practice we chose that propellant because it’s the it is what you see behind me is basically the second stage of new glenn and so every time we fly this tourism mission we’re practicing flying the second stage of new glenn and that’s where you really do want hydrogen on the second stage of a of a vehicle that is designed not only to go into low earth orbit but to bodies outside of earth orbit and then the other reason we chose it is because it is the most environmentally benign propellant you can choose the when you burn hydrogen and oxygen you get h2o h2o is water and it’s so that is another thing for a tourism mission that was really important to us as well so uh that’s why we chose this architecture you see behind me and the engineering team did an incredible job they also really built two vehicles uh what you see is not really a vehicle because i can assure you the escape system was at least as complicated hard to design and to test and demonstrate as the main booster itself so that was it’s almost like building a whole separate vehicle and i’m also extremely happy we didn’t test it today thank you so much again congratulations to you all with that i’m going to turn it over to linda mills head of communications here at blue origin to start the press conference thank you very much let’s give another round of applause to our amazing newly minted astronauts all right i would like to give a thank you to our journalists who showed up at 2 30 this morning to get set up i know it’s been a long day for all of you i can’t believe you guys are still smiling thank you thank you so we’ll be able to take a few questions and then we’ll um pose for a few photos so rachel why don’t you start rachel with your cnn wings thank you rachel you have said in the past that the work you’re doing with blue origin is the most important of your career you’ve recently stepped down as ceo of amazon can we expect for you to be more hands-on with blueberries yes so i’m going to split my time between blue origin and the basis earth fund the bazel service fund is about climate change and sustainability and that is those two things and there’s going to be a third thing and maybe a fourth thing but i don’t know what those are yet i’m not very good at doing one thing are you gonna be flying against you i said hell yes how fast can you refuel that thing let’s go all right next question uh let’s go uh reuters so eric asked about the cadence and the capabilities okay we’re gonna fly uh uh human missions twice more this year and what we do in the following year i’m not sure yet we will we’ll figure that out and what the cadence will eventually be we want the cadence to be very high and one thing we’ve found out through the auction process and what we’ve been doing is private sales we’re approaching 100 million dollars in private sales already and the demand is very very high so we’re going to keep after that because we really do want to practice with this vehicle so we’re going to have to build more more booster more boosters and to fly more frequently and we’re going to be doing that and working on all the operational things we need to do all the things we learn what practice does is let you get better and we want to be able right now you know we have a mission life we think sometimes somewhere between 25 and 100 flights for one of these vehicles we like to make that you know closer to 100 than to 25 and then once it’s close to 100 will push it past 100. that’s how you get operational usability you have to remember uh big things start small i told this crew when we when we got in today and we were sitting there on the pad waiting to lift off um we had time to ourselves and and i just guys if you if you if you’re willing if you let me invite you when we get up there and after you know there’s gonna be all kinds of adrenaline all kinds of excitement all kind of novel novelty but take a minute take us take take take a few seconds to look out and calmly think about what we’re doing is not only adventure it is adventure and it is fun but it’s also important because what we’re doing is the first step of something big and i know what that feels like i did it three decades ago almost three decades ago with amazon and we are big things start small and you but you can tell you can tell when you’re on to something and this is important we’re going to build a road to space so that our kids and their kids can build the future and we need to do that we need to do that to solve the problems here on earth this is not about escaping earth every time i read an article about people want to escape earth no no no the whole point is this is the most this is the only good planet in this solar system we’ve sent robotic probes to all of them this is the only good one i promise you and we have to take care of it and when you go into space and see how fragile it is you’ll want to take care of it even more and that’s what this is about we have to take and this is going to take decades this is a big vision but big things start small and this is how it starts and we are going to build an infrastructure just like when i started amazon i didn’t have to build the postal service or royal mail or deutsche post there were people they were already gigantic worldwide infrastructure to deliver packages that infrastructure today is for space just way too expensive and it doesn’t work but if we can practice with this suborbital tourism mission and continue and build bigger and bigger vehicles timelines on new armstrong and uh and so what i can’t really give you because we don’t know um but what i can tell you is we’re going to keep working at those things step by step ferociously and i want to emphasize the ferociously all right we have time for one last question and tom costello with nbc tom costello with nbc news congratulations to all of you jeff to follow up on that on that question and your discussion there how do you make this more reasonable for everyday people who would like to fly it’s pretty steep right now how do you bring the cost down so that this can be more accessible for everybody it’s a great question how do you bring the cost down over time so it’s more accessible to everyone you’ve got to do it the same way we did it with commercial airline travel you know we are still we’re not even we’re really almost in the barnstormer phase right so this is these are you know biplanes and they’re flying into a farmer’s field and charging a small pro a price to fly people around for a few minutes in the air that’s what we’re doing right now but you know where that barnstorming phase leads to 787s and that’s what we have to do all right let’s give a hand i’m afraid that’s all the time we have for questions today these astronauts have had a very long day so let’s give another round of applause for our astronauts and the job i think you had one more thing yeah guys i have one i have one more thing i have a little surprise for you um i am announcing today uh a new philanthropic initiative and if you can put the slide up so people can see it it is called the courage and civility award it recognizes leaders who aim high and who pursue solutions with courage who always do so with civility well let me tell you how i feel about this i feel strongly enough actually wrote something down um we live in a world where sometimes instead of disagreeing with someone’s ideas we question their character or their motives and guess what after you do that it’s pretty damn hard to work with that person and really what we should always be doing is questioning ideas not the person ad hominem attacks have been around a long time but they don’t work and they’ve been amplified by social media we need unifiers and not vilifiers we want people who argue hard and act hard for what they truly believe but they do that always with civility and never ad hominem attacks and unfortunately we live in a world where this is too often not the case but we do have role models and this award do you have another slide here to go ahead it’s first i didn’t tell you what the award was yet i thought there was a slide for that here’s what the award is you see who the first recipient is but let me tell you what the award is the courage and civility award is a 100 million dollar award so that the awardee the recipient can give 100 million dollars to the charities the non-profits of their choice and these people these are people who have demonstrated courage by the way it’s easy to be courageous but also mean try being courageous and civil try being courageous and a unifier that’s harder and way better it makes the world better so the we have two awardees today they’ll each be getting 100 million dollars to direct to the charities of their choices they see fit no bureaucracy no committees no just they just do what they want they can give it all to their own charity or they can share the wealth it’s up to them and the first uh courage and civility award goes to van jones van come on up thank you brother um sometimes dreams come true sometimes dreams come true and the headlines around the world should be you know anything’s possible if you believe and um lauren and jeff don’t do nothing small man they don’t do anything small they just don’t do it they dream big uh they love big and they bet big and you bet on me and i appreciate it and i’m gonna tell you the only thing i worry about when you say courage i haven’t always been courageous but i know the people who are they get up every day on the front lines grassroots communities they don’t have much but they’re good people and they fight hard and they don’t have enough support can you imagine grassroots folks from appalachia from the hood native american reservations having enough money to be able to connect with the geniuses that have disrupted the space industry disrupted uh taxis and hotels and bookstores to start disrupting poverty to start disrupting pollution to start disrupting the 90 billion prison industry together if you take people on the front lines and their wisdom and their genius and their creativity and you give them a shot they’re not just going to turn around neighborhoods they’re going to turn around this nation that’s what’s going to happen and i appreciate you for lifting the ceiling off of people’s dreams you have lifted the ceilings off of the dreams of humanity today and that’s an important thing don’t be mad about it when you see somebody reaching for the heavens be glad there’s a lot more heaven up there to reach for and we can do that together and the last thing i’ll say is this if this small group of people can make miracles happen in outer space a bigger group of people can make miracles happen down here and we’re going to do it thank you very much hey guys can you roll a little video we put together about van jones can you roll that little video please short video van has been a part of much change he has birthed a number of different grassroots community organizations he also helped us bring together climate justice and racial justice and what that meant in particular for low-income communities of color you can’t live in a country where you just have sacrifice zones whether we’re talking about south central or appalachia or the rust belt and no political party stands up for him effectively he was always so ahead of the curve that a lot of people didn’t understand him so that was always hard to watch because i know his love for people and for justice it doesn’t matter to him what people say he continues to do the work that needs to be done i think about what he’s done within the criminal justice system what he’s done with making bipartisanship real not just what think tanks are doing not researching the idea not exploring in history how bipartisanship worked yeah bet he doesn’t know what yet um but but it’s in your hands van jones however you’re gonna do it it’s gonna work um we had lunch together a couple weeks ago and uh and he told me that he was just trying to tell me some of his life story and he mentioned that when he was a young activist he was angry uh he had just like there’s a big transformation that happened over the years he said that his the acronym that he used was rap so for reward and punishment and if the mayor or whoever it was that they were going up against did something they liked they rewarded them and if they did something they didn’t like they punished them and he said honestly jeff i wasn’t very good at the reward part um i really focused on the punishment part and then he changed i mean he really the transformation when you hear his story is unbelievable and profound and inspiring and you can always and i think about this for myself you wake up every night when you go to sleep you get the chance to wake up better tomorrow now we have another awardee let’s roll that video jose andres calls himself a pilgrim from spain a chef who arrived here 20 years ago with just 50 bucks in his pocket but these days it’s hard to call him anything less than an amazing american success story i know you his love of his fellow men and women his love of eating which he shares with all of us he is bigger than life a force of nature and a real gift michelin star chef who has won james beard awards for both outstanding [Music] chefs [Music] [Music] and he makes a hell of a paella too i’ll tell you um you know i’m so honored i’m really grateful for for this award and the incredible support from you jeff and the entire bachelor’s family um will central kitchen was born from the simple idea that food has the power to create a better world i believe the foot is a plate of hope it’s the fastest way to rebuild life and communities and this work itself cannot fit the wall on its own but this is the start of a new chapter for us it allows us to think beyond the next hurricane to the bigger challenges we face you know people of the world i mean now is the time to think really big to solve hunger with the first urgency of now you know the only thing we want to do is revolutionize um disaster and hunger relief you know people don’t want our pity people want our respect is the least we can do is be next to them when things get tough we want to double foot aid around the world and we want to change the way three billion people mainly women cook their food today from dirty cook stoves to clean cook stoves you know we thank globally but we feed locally and the pandemic drove tens of millions into hunger and starvation last year this year the climate crisis is driving millions more across borders we can and we must respond together governments business non-profits every single citizen out of empathy for sure but also to keep our walls safe stable and sustainable we will be there with our boots on the ground when disaster strikes but we will also shoot for the stars yeah fighting hunger and the causes of hunger because you know whether you are on the ground or on the top of the world it’s obvious that we the people we are one people one planet sharing our daily bread together i always say that i believe in longer tables no higher walls so you know jeff let’s go and let’s feed the world thank you thank you longer and not higher that’s incredible jose and um i know i don’t know what you’re going to do yet but i know whatever it is you’ll figure something amazing out to do i know you will and you’re just you’re just an inspiration a huge inspiration thank you and we’re going to take a photo if that’s all right i think a lot of our journalists would love to get a photo of the three of you together perfect [Applause] all right well thank you all for joining us this wraps our press conference i’m going to let oliver lead our astronauts out and thank you guys we know it’s not easy to get here we know it’s you put a lot of work into coming to this to this launch and supporting us and i hope you had some fun and i hope that it was inspiring for you as well but no matter what thank you for coming very much appreciate it thank you all right what we’re going to do next is we’re going to have the opportunity for you to get back onto the coaches we’re going to take some photos at our landing pad and so there will be some marked areas for you to stand behind i just [Music] grade two and


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