Is he the right one?
Peter Marquez, the former White House Official, is now the first-ever head of Space policy of the Tech Giant Amazon as it expands to the space industry.
“There are many exciting things happening in the space community and this is going to be awesome,” Marquez wrote in a post on LinkedIn.
Amazon did not comment on the hiring of the first-ever head of Space policy.
Who is Peter Marquez?
Peter Marquez was the former Director of Space Policy for the White House’s National Security Council under the Former Pres. Bush and Obama. He was the one who led the drafting of the US space policy document, which emphasized international cooperation.
Marquez was also the Vice President for both Orbital Sciences. He was the space advisor for Netflix’s “Space Force” comedy series.
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos were known as the Two Tech Titans for their enormous companies shaking the world. But what really shakes now? It’s the tension between these two. This wasn’t the case last 2004 when the two had dinner together and shared ideas on discovering everything. But it took a turn for years after that. These two have been raging and berating each other for the world to watch.
Both parties are in a race to make space travel possible and affordable. On one side, we have Elon Musk for SpaceX and Jeff Bezos for Blue Origin. These two Tech Titans have been notorious for setting a trend that not everyone can do, and which is why they are successful. But as each company expands and grows, so does the heat of the competition. Way back in 2004, they had dinner together and exchanged ideas. The two of them at that time had neither launched anything in space and even functioning rockets yet.
In 2013, the rivalry seemed to be transparent. The time for the historic launch of complex 39 and NASA is no longer using the launchpad. SpaceX then stepped up and opened its interest in using the unused launch pad. But later on that day, Blue Origin also raised its attention towards the launchpad. At this time, Bezos went too far when he filed a complaint to the Government suggesting to ban SpaceX from acquiring it.
Elon Musk then responded with a tweet, “phony, block tactic.” The feud made a considerable swing when SpaceX won a signing lease for the launchpad for 20 years.
Around 2014, Bezos had filed a patent for the technology to build reusable rockets. A strategy that could have earned him millions of dollars from competitors who aimed to use similar technology. But when Musk found out about it, he interfered.
However, while this feud is circulating around, Bezos still continues to develop the Blue Origin and hires Peter Marquez.