Musk and Bezos are ramping up their rocket companies

Elon Musk said at SXSW that the first SpaceX BFR that could travel to Mars is now in production. He hopes it will be able to do short, “up and down” flights in the first half of 2019.

Jeff Bezos indicates that he is the process of converting some of his Amazon shares (lottery winnings) to fund his Blue Origin rocket company to develop lower cost space travel. Jeff Bezos is worth $131 billion and $125 billion of that is in Amazon stock.