Tag Archives: Commercial Spaceflight

Blue Origin spends $14 million to buy more space

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has spent $14.1 million to buy 31 acres of land that’s earmarked for expansion of its headquarters in Kent, Wash. Purchase of the undeveloped land at and around 21601 76th Av., just … Continue reading

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Stratolaunch’s mega-plane gets first taxi test

That’s one more not-so-small step for Stratolaunch’s giant airplane: The space venture’s founder, software billionaire Paul Allen, is showing off a 34-second video of the twin-fuselage aircraft as it aced its first taxi test on the runway at the Mojave Air and … Continue reading

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SpaceX takes rocket reusability to new heights

For the first time, SpaceX has sent a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station from a refurbished launch pad, atop a refurbished Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon lifted off at 10:35 a.m. ET (7:35 a.m. PT) today … Continue reading

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Get a dummy’s-eye view of Blue Origin rocket ride

What will people experience when they rocket to the edge of space on the New Shepard suborbital spaceship that’s currently being tested by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin venture? An 11-minute video, recorded inside the crew capsule during this week’s test flight in West … Continue reading

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Blue Origin gives notice for spaceship flight test

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has alerted the Federal Aviation Administration that it’s planning to put a brand-new New Shepard rocket ship through an uncrewed flight test at its West Texas spaceport this week. … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos on life, liberty and the pursuit of space

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ vision for his Blue Origin rocket venture is to have millions of people living and working in space — but why? During this month’s Summit Series invitation-only event in Los Angeles, Bezos explained that it’s not just because he’s … Continue reading

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Planetary Resources’ next satellite is ready to fly

Planetary Resources has been working on its Arkyd-6 imaging satellite for years, and today the company reported that the printer-sized spacecraft has finally begun its journey to an Indian launch pad. Arkyd-6 is considered a technology trailblazer for the asteroid-observing probes that Planetary … Continue reading

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