Astronaut Terry Virts on Bezos Launch: ‘The Content that Could be Made is Really Exciting'

Carolyn Giardina

June 20, 2021

As retired NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander, Col. Terry Virts, watched Jeff Bezos’ space flight in Blue Origin’s New Shepard on Tuesday morning — the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11’s return to Earth — he envisioned how missions such as those from Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk could contribute to new opportunities for scripted and unscripted filmmaking.

As retired NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander, Col. Terry Virts, watched Jeff Bezos’ space flight in Blue Origin’s New Shepard on Tuesday morning — the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11’s return to Earth — he envisioned how missions such as those from Bezos, Richard Branson and Elon Musk could contribute to new opportunities for scripted and unscripted filmmaking.