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NASA gets set to put astronauts on suborbital flights

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine signaled today that astronauts would soon be cleared to take suborbital spaceflights aboard the commercial rocket ships being tested by Virgin Galactic and by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture. “NASA is developing the process to fly astronauts … Continue reading

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Blue Origin’s plans spark debate amid outbreak

Discussions about future launch plans for Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture have reportedly generated internal acrimony due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak — and that, in turn, has generated reassurances about safety. The acrimony is laid … Continue reading

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Blue Origin drops fresh hints about ‘busy year’

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has lifted the curtain just a bit more on plans for its New Shepard suborbital spaceship and its orbital-class New Glenn rocket. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Blue Origin puts postcards and art on a space ride

Thousands of postcards, an array of science experiments and a couple of art projects took a suborbital ride to space today on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship, during a test flight aimed at blazing a trail for space travelers. Today’s … Continue reading

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Blue Origin counts down to suborbital test flight

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is counting down to today’s uncrewed flight test of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship, with a cargo manifest that should warm kids’ hearts for the holidays. The company plans to fly thousands of postcards that have … Continue reading

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NASA picks 25 space technologies for testing

NASA’s Flight Opportunities program has selected 25 promising space technologies for testing aboard aircraft, high-altitude balloons and suborbital rocket ships — including Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft. Blue Origin, the space venture created by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and headquartered in Kent, … Continue reading

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Blue Origin CEO says space trips won’t be cheap

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has always shied away from saying how much it will cost to fly to the edge of the final frontier on its New Shepard suborbital spaceship. But today, Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith hinted … Continue reading

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Blue Origin might delay flying people until 2020

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is laying plans for two more uncrewed tests of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship, but may have to delay its plans to put people on board until next year, CNBC reported. The potential … Continue reading

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Blue Origin zeroes in on flying people to space

Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith has told Axios that just a few test flights remain before the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos starts putting people on its New Shepard suborbital spaceship. “We’re still focused on getting the … Continue reading

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These student art projects will be out of this world

Three students are getting ready for a space experiment that will use gravity and magnetism to simulate the origin of planet Earth. Another trio plans to create a musical composition that’s based on blips of cosmic radiation. We’re not talking … Continue reading

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