Jeff Bezos Saves the Expanse, Lays Out Vision for Space Colonies

by Douglas Messier

LOS ANGELES — Before laying out his ambitious plan for humanity’s future in space, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos had a bit of news to deliver during a gala dinner Friday night (May 25).

“During dinner, 10 minutes ago, I just got word that ‘The Expanse’ was saved,” he said, referring to the futuristic space television series that was canceled by Syfy. Fans had urged Amazon Studios, which owns the U.S. streaming rights, to pick up the show for another season; the efforts included celebrity endorsements and even a banner flying over the company’s headquarters.

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