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Blue Origin’s timeline for flying people slips

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith today signaled that the Kent, Wash.-based space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is aiming to start flying people on suborbital space trips “early next year,” rather than later this year as previously envisioned. Get the … Continue reading

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New Shepard hits new heights in test spaceflight

As Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos watched, his Blue Origin space venture sent its reusable New Shepard spaceship to its highest-ever altitude today during a successful test of a rocket motor that’s meant to be used only in emergencies. The climax … Continue reading

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Blue Origin counts down to spaceship escape test

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, says it’ll push its New Shepard suborbital spaceship “to its limits” during its ninth flight test. The test is set to take place as early as 8 a.m. PT … Continue reading

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$200K to go to space? Blue Origin downplays claim

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space venture, Blue Origin, is playing down reports that a suborbital space trip on its New Shepard rocket ship could cost $200,000 to $300,000. “We have not set ticket pricing and have had no serious discussions inside … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos strikes a fashion pose for Blue Origin

If being Amazon’s CEO ever gets tiresome for Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest human, he could always turn to a career modeling Western wear. Bezos demonstrated that today after the successful test flight of his Blue Origin venture’s New Shepard suborbital … Continue reading

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Blue Origin sends suborbital rocket to new heights

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture notched another record today when it sent its New Shepard suborbital spaceship on its highest-ever round trip to space. It was the eighth uncrewed test flight for the New Shepard program, and … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos gets set for Blue Origin test launch

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos says his Blue Origin space venture is targeting the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship for Sunday. Word of the launch came today in a tweet. And yes, there will be streaming video. Get the full … Continue reading

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