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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket sends fifth group of passengers to edge of space

A rocket built by Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin carried its fifth group of passengers to the edge of space, including the first-ever Mexican-born woman to make such a journey. The 60-foot-tall suborbital rocket took off from Blue Origin’s facilities in West Texas vaulting a group of six people to more than 62 miles above the […]

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Protesters plan to egg Jeff Bezos’ mega-yacht when it passes through port city of Rotterdam

When Amazon owner Jeff Bezos gets his $500 million mega-yacht in June, it may come primed in egg yolk. More than 1,200 Dutch protesters have organized to shell the big boat with eggs when it passes through the port city of Rotterdam. The historic Koningshaven Bridge is supposed to be dismantled so Bezos’ more than […]

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Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos’ luxury superyacht to sail through

Rotterdam has confirmed it will dismantle a historic bridge to allow a superyacht built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to fit through. The luxury yacht linked to the world’s richest man is being built by Dutch firm Oceanco. The vessel is reported to be 417 feet long and too tall to fit through the Koningshaven […]

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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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United States changes definition of ‘ASTRONAUT’ after Bezos and Branson fly to edge of space

The United States tightened its definition of the word “astronaut” after a few billionaire took rides to the edge of space. According to new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules, astronaut hopefuls must be part of the flight crew and make contributions to space flight safety. That means Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson may not […]

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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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MacKenzie Scott donates $2.74 billion to ‘historically underfunded organizations’

MacKenzie Scott donated $2.74 billion to organizations that focus on the arts and combating racial discrimination. In divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos, Ms Scott became one of the richest woman’s in the world. She and Bezos were married for 25 years. At $193.5 billion, Bezos is currently the world’s’ wealthiest person, and Scott’s fortune is […]