Former Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has described his space company Blue Origin as his life’s most important work—and the hours he is devoting to the space company are growing accordingly.
Bezos has long dedicated Wednesday afternoons to either updates or discussions at Blue Origin. However, within the past month he has added Tuesday afternoons as well, according to a report by CNBC.
While Bezos’ increased commitment to Blue Origin has been obvious for some time, just how much he actually allocates to the company has not. Because Bezos is one of the richest people in the world and still involved at Amazon as the company’s executive chairman, demands on his time are high, so spending twice as much time with his space company represents a significant added commitment.
Blue Origin is currently locked in a court battle with Elon Musk’s SpaceX over NASA’s award of a multibillion-dollar lunar lander contract.