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Glen de Vries: Blue Origin’s astronaut who rode to space in October dies in plane crash

One of Blue Origin’s astronauts, 49-year-old Glen de Vries, who rode to space in October alongside actor William Shatner died in a small plane crash on Thursday in New Jersey. “Our thoughts and support go out to Glen’s family,” said a spokesperson for Dassault Systèmes, where de Vries was the vice chairman of life sciences […]

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Orbital Reef Space Station: Blue Origin announces plans to build ‘mixed-use space business park’

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced plans to launch a commercial space station. Blue Origin, the space tourism company owned by Bezos said on Monday that they hope to operate the station, named “Orbital Reef,” by the end of the decade. Promotional material released by the company claims the station will be a “mixed-use business park” in […]

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Prince William slams billionaires focusing on space tourism instead of saving planet Earth

Prince William criticized billionaires who are focused on space tourism, saying they should instead be investing more time and money in saving Earth. The Duke of Cambridge spoke about the current rush for space travel in an interview with Newscast podcast, aired on Thursday. He said: “We need some of the world’s greatest brains and […]

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William Shatner: Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket to fly Captain Kirk from Star Trek into space

The actor who played Captain Kirk in the Star Trek series is set to embark on a real-life journey into space. US tech billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space travel company Blue Origin confirmed that William Shatner would be blasting off from Texas on 12 October. Aged 90, the actor will become the oldest person to have […]

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FAA to review safety concerns at Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin after whistleblowers compliant

The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) will review safety concerns raised by whistleblowers at Blue Origin, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space company. The announcement comes after 21 current and former employees claimed the company had ignored safety concerns to gain an advantage in the space race. Staff also complained of a culture of sexism within […]

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Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin sues NASA for awarding lunar lander contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Jeff Bezos’s owned space firm Blue Origin is suing Nasa for awarding a $2.9 billion lunar lander contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The former Amazon boss’s firm said there were “fundamental issues” with the deal, calling it unfair. The row stems from a decision in April to hand the deal to one company, not two […]

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Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos makes short trip to space with his brother and two others

Jeff Bezos made a short journey to space, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard. He was accompanied by Mark Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, and an 18-year-old student. They travelled in a capsule with the biggest windows flown in space, offering stunning views […]

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Wally Funk, 82, who spent six decades trying to reach space will join Jeff Bezos on space flight

82-year-old Wally Funk who has spent six decades trying to reach space will join Jeff Bezos on the first human flight by his space company later this month. She underwent training in the 1960s, becoming the oldest person to ever fly to space. Mr Bezos has invited Ms Funk as an “honoured guest” and shared […]

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Space Travel: The next big industry literally waiting to take off

Space traveling is the next big industry that is waiting to literally take off. Civilian space travelling is expected to start this year. This segment has great potential to take the global economy to newer heights. The global space tourism sector is projected to grow to $5.16 billion between 2021 and 2025 with a year […]

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Mystery bidder pays $28 billion for 10-minute trip to edge of space alongside Jeff Bezos

A mystery bidder paid $28 million at auction for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of the billionaire’s company Blue Origin next month. The Amazon founder revealed this week that both he and his brother Mark would take seats on board the company’s New Shepard launch vehicle on July 20, […]

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Billionaire Jeff Bezos to fly to space aboard a Blue Origin flight on July 20

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will fly to space along with his on the first human flight launched by his space company, Blue Origin. In an Instagram post, Mr Bezos said space flight was something he had wanted to do “all my life”. Blue Origin is also auctioning off a seat in the capsule, for someone […]

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space company will FLY the first woman to moon’s surface

Blue Origin, American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company founded by Jeff Bezos will take the first woman to the moon’s surface. Jeff Bezos, the richest person on earth on Friday in an Instagram post announced as NASA nears a decision to pick its first privately built lunar landers capable of sending astronauts […]