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ASU imagines its role in Jeff Bezos' space business park

By Mark Brodie
Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 12:48pm

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Artist's conception of Orbital Reef.

Arizona State University has a key role in a new project named Orbital Reef. It’s a new space station that’ll be in low-Earth orbit, and it’s being described as a place where people can rent space to do experiments, operate a business, run a tourism operation or any number of other uses.

Orbital Reef is a project of Jeff Bezos, who owns Blue Origin and founded Amazon, among other things. 

To learn about the project and what ASU will be doing with it, The Show spoke with Lindy Elkins-Tanton, the ASU vice president for the Interplanetary Initiative.

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Arizona State University
Lindy Elkins-Tanton.

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