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OK Go and Blue Origin team up on art contest

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is joining forces with the music-video masters at OK Go to give students a chance to send art experiments into outer space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship. The “Art in … Continue reading

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Blue Origin sends NASA-backed payloads to space

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture sent eight NASA-sponsored scientific payloads to the edge of space and back on its New Shepard suborbital spaceship, marking another step toward putting people on board. The rocket lifted off into clear, chilly skies … Continue reading

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After delays, Blue Origin is ‘go’ for liftoff

Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, says it’s scheduling the next uncrewed test flight of its New Shepard suborbital space ship for Jan. 23. Liftoff had been postponed several times, due to technical concerns as … Continue reading

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Blue Origin plans to launch NASA science payloads

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture says it plans to send nine NASA-sponsored payloads to space and back on the 10th uncrewed test flight of its New Shepard suborbital spaceship. Liftoff was originally set for 8:30 a.m. CT (6:30 … Continue reading

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Blue Origin resets schedule for space milestones

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Blue Origin, the space venture founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, is now planning to send its first crew on a suborbital space trip during the first half of 2019, and launch its first orbital-class New Glenn rocket … Continue reading

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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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