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Blue Origin

Blue Origin’s next flight to carry daughter of 1st American in space

Washington: After two successful missions, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space firm Blue Origin is set for yet another flight on December 9. The crew will...

To the edge of space and back

Read more about the capabilities of space flights of two majors in the space tourism sector…

Jeff Bezos just can’t wait to fly!

Bezos and his brother, Mark Bezos, plan to fly on the much-anticipated first human flight of the New Shepard spacecraft

An explainer on Space Tourism

Read here about space tourism and the firms involved in the commercial activity…

Here’s why Sundar Pichai is jealous of Jeff Bezos

Bezos is expected to fly approximately 328,000 feet (about 100 kilometres) to the Kármán Line on New Shepard on the day that marks NASA’s Apollo moon landing anniversary.

82-year-old trailblazing woman pilot to go to space with Jeff Bezos

Wally Funk, who is one of the 13 women who passed NASA’s astronaut training program in the 1960s, will be aboard the July 20 launch from West Texas, flying in the capsule as an “honored guest.”

Blue Origin auctions first ride on space tourism rocket for $28 million

A single seat aboard the New Shepard crew capsule, dubbed the RSS First Step Crew Capsule, went up for auction earlier this month, starting with a sealed bidding round that drew "more than 5,200 bidders from 136 countries".

NASA suspends $2.9 billion SpaceX lunar lander project amid protests

Blue Origin had filed a protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) against NASA for awarding $2.9 billion contract to SpaceX for landing astronauts on the Moon by 2024.

Bezos’ Blue Origin slams NASA for giving Musk a $2.9B contract

The US space agency was expected to pick two lunar lander prototypes (including one of Blue Origin's) but funding cut from US Congress led the agency to select SpaceX over Blue Origin.

Blue Origin conducts ‘astronaut rehearsal’ in test flight

This mission, launched on Wednesday from Launch Site One in West Texas, marked a verification step prior to flying astronauts, Blue Origin said.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin postpones New Glenn debut to Q4 2022

The decision comes after the company lost out on a key Pentagon project to rival firms United Launch Alliance and Elon Musk's SpaceX.

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