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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 points the way for Amazon’s HQ2

What do Jeff Bezos and his lieutenants look for when they’re in an expansive mood? That’s a key question in the multibillion-dollar contest to attract Amazon’s second headquarters, and the Blue Origin space venture – Bezos’ other multibillion-dollar enterprise – may well offer clues to the … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos: Thanks for the philanthropy ideas

Two months after he asked the Twitterverse to suggest short-term options for future philanthropy, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos passed along his appreciation for the tens of thousands of responses that were sent in. “I’m really glad I asked – the responses have … Continue reading

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Pentagon chief meets Jeff Bezos on tech tour

Amazon’s billionaire founder, Jeff Bezos, played host to Defense Secretary James Mattis today during the Pentagon chief’s swing through high-tech hot spots (and military facilities) on the West Coast. “A pleasure to host #SecDef James Mattis at Amazon HQ in … Continue reading

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Oshkosh crowds mob Blue Origin spaceship

Even Jeff Bezos was impressed when Blue Origin’s suborbital space booster and capsule mockup went on display at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wis. The line to get a look inside the New Shepard capsule snaked around the … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos makes a spacey Instagram debut

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos posted his first video on Instagram today, but it wasn’t about the proceeds from Prime Day: Rather, it was about the Blue Origin rocket factory that’s taking shape in Florida. In his caption, Bezos said construction was “coming along nicely.” … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos wins an award … from Buzz Aldrin!

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin space venture have picked up a good number of awards over the past year, but this weekend’s award was the first of its kind. The Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award was created by the famed Apollo 11 moonwalker, who … Continue reading

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