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Buzz Aldrin visits Jeff Bezos’ rocket factory

It’s been a good week for Blue Origin, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space venture. Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin just paid a visit to the company’s headquarters in Kent, Wash., and today the team behind Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital … Continue reading

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What it’ll be like to ride Blue Origin’s rocket

The folks who ride New Shepard, the suborbital spaceship being tested by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, will be given barf bags to tuck into their flight suits. But they almost certainly won’t need them. That’s the word from … Continue reading

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Blue Origin offers photo op with a spaceship

How many holiday parties let you get your picture taken with a fully reusable rocket ship that’s been to space and back five times? There’s been at least one, at Blue Origin’s production facility in Kent, Wash. The shindig gave … Continue reading

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Next test should destroy Blue Origin’s booster

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has flown the same rocket booster to outer space and back four times over the past year – but the fifth trip, planned for October, will be that booster’s last. … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos touts Blue Origin flight test results

Last month’s test flight of a Blue Origin rocket ship to space and back was aimed at seeing how safely it could land even if one of its three parachutes went out. Today, the results got a thumbs-up from Jeff Bezos, … Continue reading

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Blue Origin set to pick up the pace for space

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, plans to accelerate its current once-every-eight-weeks schedule for flight tests of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship, leading up to the first crewed flights next year, one of the company’s … Continue reading

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Blue Origin live-streams test flight to space

Something went wrong during today’s test flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship, and the world was able to watch how it was handled online. Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space venture intentionally disabled one of the three parachutes on the New … Continue reading

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