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Success! Blue Origin fires up BE-4 rocket engine

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture says it has successfully test-fired its BE-4 rocket engine, marking a key step in the development of its own New Glenn rocket as well as United Launch Alliance’s next-generation rocket. Billions of dollars are at stake … Continue reading

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Blue Origin to build engines in Rocket City

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ space venture, Blue Origin, plans to invest $200 million to build its BE-4 rocket engine in a new facility in Huntsville, Ala., which has been known for decades as the Rocket City. Construction of the 200,000-square-foot facility … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos says BE-4 rocket test went awry

In a rare update, the Blue Origin space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos reported that it lost a set of powerpack test hardware for its BE-4 rocket engine over the weekend, but added that such a setback is … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos gets his bearings on rocket engine

What’s the difference between ball bearings and hydrostatic bearings? You should have more of an inkling after checking out Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ latest update on the development of Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engine. The engine is undergoing testing for … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos shows off shiny new rocket engine

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is providing a sneak peek at his Blue Origin space venture’s BE-4 rocket engine, which could someday help power missions to the moon. Today’s preview tweets comes a day before Bezos is expected to update his … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos gives a boost to his rocket engine

And now for something completely different from Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos: His latest mass email isn’t about jobs, or Donald Trump, or his new D.C. digs. It’s about a rocket engine boost pump. Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, which he … Continue reading

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Rocket reports from Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin

In the past few weeks, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space venture and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture have both had a lot to talk about. Today, both companies delved more deeply into the nitty-gritty of getting rockets ready for flight. … Continue reading

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