Jeff Bezos Asked Not To Copy Elon Musk, Why?

 Jeff Bezos has ambitions to rule outer space with Blue Origin. But it seems that Bezos and Blue Origin are trying to realize their dreams by imitating competitors, most notably Elon Musk and SpaceX.
This was revealed through a recent report from Ars Technica stating that Blue Origin is developing a new rocket project called Project Jarvis. It appears that the project was developed to mimic SpaceX’s Starship rocket system, including their strategy of testing it quickly and often ending in an explosion.

Ars Technica reports that Blue Origin employees even reminded Bezos not to mimic SpaceX and Musk’s strategy, which is considered chaotic because it won’t work.

Ars Technica initially investigated rumors that Blue Origin was overhauling the long -delayed New Glenn rocket system to switch from aluminum alloy to stainless steel.

This strategy is similar to that used by SpaceX which makes Starship rockets out of stainless steel. The rumor turned out to be untrue, but Blue Origin is reportedly going to make the fuel tank out of stainless steel.

Blue Origin also plans to build the top and second levels of the New Glenn rocket so that it can be reused to save costs. This method is also similar to SpaceX’s ambition to design a second-level Super Heavy and Starship booster so that it can be reused after each mission.

In the research, Ars Technica discovered an internal problem at Blue Origin caused by Bezos ’obsession with the success of Elon Musk and SpaceX. Bezos reportedly often saw Starship rocket tests and asked Blue Origin employees to do the same.

Blue Orgin employees tried to warn Bezos that the way SpaceX tested the Starship prototype quickly, and sometimes ended up with an explosion, would not fit the way Blue Origin works.

Instead, Bezos responded to his employees ’warnings by keeping part of the development secret and asking team leaders at Blue Origin to innovate quickly without having to worry about management and logistics.

The competition between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in developing space technology is an open secret. The two companies even often quarreled when fighting for a contract from NASA.
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