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Bezos, Musk had ‘friendly’ meetings about space before Blue Origin, SpaceX ‘budding rivalry’: new book
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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk had "friendly" meetings discussing space exploration before a rivalry between their respective aerospace companies, Blue Origin and SpaceX, blossomed, a new book reveals.
Bezos founded Blue Origin in 2000 while Musk created SpaceX in 2002. The two billionaires have flip-flopped between the No. 1 and No. 2 spots among the wealthiest individuals in the world in recent years.
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Musk remembered "friendly" meetings with Bezos in the early 2000s while speaking to author Brad Stone for his new book released Tuesday, "Amazon Unbound," one of which resulted in "a technical debate with Bezos over the merits of Blue Origin’s planned fuel mix, which used peroxide, a compound known to decompose rapidly when exposed to sunlight," Stone wrote