Space and Astronomy

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin Crew Launches to Space

3 days ago   |   By NY Times

The Amazon founder and three others lifted off in Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft, fulfilling a goal more than 20 years in the making.
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How Much Does It Cost to Fly on Blue Origin's New Shepard?

3 days ago   |   By NY Times

Jeff Bezos' company says demand has been strong for launches to the edge of space.
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Jeff Bezos says 'you have a very happy crew up here' as he returns to Earth after a successful flight to the edge of space

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Jeff Bezos high fives a Blue Origin employee as he disembarks after a successful space flight.
Blue Origin
Jeff Bezos successfully flew to the edge of space and back on Tuesday.
Bezos was joined by his brother Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen.
"You have a very happy crew up here," Bezos said as the crew floated back toward Earth.
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Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers have successfully ventured to the edge of space and back. The Amazon and Blue Origin founder flew on the space exploration company's first human...
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Jeff Bezos blasts off on his space company's first flight with people on board

3 days ago   |   By Stl Today

VAN HORN, Texas - Jeff Bezos blasts off on his space company's first flight with people on board.
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Jeff Bezos reaches space on his rocket company's first flight with people on board

3 days ago   |   By Stl Today

VAN HORN, Texas - Jeff Bezos reaches space on his rocket company's first flight with people on board.
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Blue Origin's Bezos reaches space on 1st passenger flight

Blue Origin's Bezos reaches space on 1st passenger flight

3 days ago   |   By Stl Today

VAN HORN, Texas - Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company's first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft.
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The scene as Jeff Bezos rides Blue Origin rocket to the edge of space and returns to Earth

3 days ago   |   By Washington Post

VAN HORN, Tex. - Jeff Bezos rocketed past the edge of space Tuesday, launching from the improbable spaceport he has built in the West Texas desert here and fulfilling the lifelong dream of a die-hard Trekkie who was transfixed by the Apollo 11 moon landing and has pledged to use his fortune to open space for the masses.
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Liftoff! Jeff Bezos And Three Crewmates Travel To Space And Back In Under 15 Minutes

Liftoff! Jeff Bezos And Three Crewmates Travel To Space And Back In Under 15 Minutes

3 days ago   |   By NPR

The Amazon founder became the second billionaire this month to reach the edge of space - following Richard Branson, who rocketed there aboard a vessel made by his company Virgin Galactic.
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Blue Origin's New Shepard carries Jeff Bezos and three crew members to space and back

Blue Origin's New Shepard carries Jeff Bezos and three crew members to space and back

3 days ago   |   By Tech Crunch

Blue Origin successfully completed its first crewed launch Tuesday, sending four human passengers to space - including the company's founder, Jeff Bezos. The result of billions of dollars of investment, dozens of test launches and some petty squabbling amongst ultra-rich founders, the triumph of the New Shepard, along with that of Virgin Galactic earlier this month, undoubtably heralds the dawn of a new age of space tourism.
It was quite the media spectacle. The mission took place at Launch Site One, Blue Origin's sprawling and secretive facility that sits around thirty miles north of the...
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Jeff Bezos left planet Earth and returned victorious, completing Blue Origin's first passenger spaceflight

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches, July 20, 2021.
Blue Origin
Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth on the first crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket .
Bezos's brother Mark, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk , and Dutch teen Oliver Daemen flew with him .
Blue Origin aims to launch tourists soon. Bezos eventually wants human settlements in space .
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Jeff Bezos just joined the very small cohort of people who have launched into space and gazed at Earth from above. The richest man on Earth briefly left the planet early Tuesday...
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Watch Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launch

3 days ago   |   By Washington Post

Blue Origin's founder Jeff Bezos, along with his younger brother Mark Bezos, Mary Wallace Funk and Oliver Daemen were passengers on the July 20 launch.
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Bezos riding own rocket on company's 1st flight with people

Bezos riding own rocket on company's 1st flight with people

3 days ago   |   By Stl Today

VAN HORN, Texas - Jeff Bezos is about to soar on his space travel company's first flight with people on board.
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Live updates and video: Jeff Bezos is readying to ride Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket to the edge of space

3 days ago   |   By Washington Post

Jeff Bezos is set to fulfill what he says has been a lifelong dream, blasting to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard space capsule, named for Alan Shepard, the first NASA astronaut to reach space.
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As Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blast off, here are 11 of the most exciting space startups according to VCs

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Richard Branson made history when he flew to the edge of space with a full crew on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo earlier this month.
Billionaires are dominating headlines about space right now, but there's a wealth of space technology startups flying under the radar.
Data from investment firm Space Capital suggests that the second quarter of 2021 was the largest on record for space infrastructure investment, with 138 companies raising $9.9 billion.
Insider spoke to space-focused venture capital firms and asked them to name two startups they are most excited about...
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Jeff Bezos delivered his grandmother's chicken-and-rice dinner to press covering his Blue Origin space flight

Jeff Bezos delivered his grandmother's chicken-and-rice dinner to press covering his Blue Origin space flight

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Jeff Bezos delivered a chicken-and-rice dinner to journalists at the Blue Origin broadcast news site on Monday - a day before his scheduled flight to the edge of space .
Bezos and his brother Mark walked into a press warehouse near the Texas launch site to hand reporters a large tray of arroz con pollo, and said it was his "grandmother's recipe." Michael Sheetz, CNBC's space reporter, posted a video of the delivery on Twitter .
"Now if you don't like this," Bezos told reporters about the dinner, "just keep it to yourself."
Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark just stopped...
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Jeff Bezos Will Briefly Leave Earth Aboard Historic Blue Origin Flight

3 days ago   |   By NPR

Billionaire Jeff Bezos and three crewmates are set to travel in the New Shepard spacecraft to the edge of space for what will be the inaugural flight of the Amazon founder's company Blue Origin.
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Blue Origin launch: How to watch the livestream of Jeff Bezos and crew going into space

3 days ago   |   By Fast Company

Now that he's not the CEO of Amazon anymore, the world's richest man is doing a little traveling. Liftoff time is targeted for 9 a.m. ET.
For the second time this month, a famous billionaire will blast off.
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Elon Musk wishes long-time rival Jeff Bezos 'best of luck' for Blue Origin's flight to the edge of space

Elon Musk wishes long-time rival Jeff Bezos 'best of luck' for Blue Origin's flight to the edge of space

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Elon Musk on wished Jeff Bezos luck ahead of the former Amazon CEO's first flight to space , which is scheduled for Tuesday.
"Best of luck tomorrow!" Musk tweeted overnight, in reply to a post from Blue Origin about Bezos and his crewmates completing training ahead of launch. Bezos owns Blue Origin, which he founded in 2000.
Best of luck tomorrow! - Elon Musk July 20, 2021
Musk, the CEO of Blue Origin rival SpaceX, tweeted hours before Bezos and three others are scheduled to fly to the edge of space on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The journey should last 11...
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