New Shepard

Science 2021-07-15T20:32:28Z

Meet Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teenager who will fly to space with Jeff Bezos after his hedge fund dad paid millions for the ticket

The Dutch teen will join Jeff Bezos, Bezos' brother Mark, and aviator Wally Funk aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft.
Science 2021-07-15T14:48:01Z

Blue Origin adds an 18-year-old passenger to Bezos' spaceflight after the anonymous bidder who paid $28 million for the ride had 'scheduling conflicts'

Oliver Daemen, 18, will fly onboard Blue Origin's spacecraft alongside Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk.
Science 2021-07-08T12:55:00Z

Billionaire Richard Branson is set to beat Jeff Bezos to space on Sunday. Their launches will differ in 3 big ways.

Virgin Galactic's space plane, called SpaceShipTwo, rockets to about 55 miles above the Earth, giving passengers a few minutes of weightlessness.
Tech 2021-07-04T12:14:00Z

Jeff Bezos is stepping aside as Amazon CEO, but it's unlikely he's slowing down. The billionaire tech tycoon has a passion for extreme adventures, from dog-sledding to ocean exploration.

Bezos' next voyage will take him to the outer reaches of Earth's gravitational pull when he blasts off aboard a Blue Origin spacecraft.
Science 2021-07-01T23:07:18Z

Billionaire Richard Branson aims to fly to the edge of space as early as July 11, narrowly beating Jeff Bezos

Virgin Galactic wouldn't confirm or deny rumors that Branson was racing to beat Bezos — until now. Both suborbital flights are set for July.
Space 2021-07-01T14:47:11Z

Jeff Bezos reveals that the 4th passenger on his trip to space will be an 82-year-old aviator who was denied the opportunity to go to space because she was a woman

Wally Funk will join Bezos, his younger brother Mark, and a third passenger on their 11-minute trip to space on July 20.
Science 2021-06-23T15:23:45Z

The date of Jeff Bezos' trip to space isn't a coincidence — it's the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon

On July 20, Bezos and three other passengers will spend just three minutes at the edge of space aboard a Blue Origin rocket.
Science 2021-06-15T16:05:12Z

Photos of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Jeff Bezos' first-class flight to the edge of space

NASA astronauts wear spacesuits, monitor spaceship screens, and pilot their vehicle. Jeff Bezos may just kick back and enjoy the ride.
Science 2021-06-13T11:43:00Z

Jeff Bezos is trusting Blue Origin's new rocket with his life. It's flown 15 times, but he'll have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit.

About 1% of US human spaceflights have ended in a fatal accident, but the New Shepard rocket seems relatively safe.
Tech 2021-06-11T08:48:40Z

The bidding to blast into space with Jeff Bezos on a Blue Origin rocket will start at $4.8 million

New Shepard's flight is expected to last 11 minutes, taking the auction winner to the edge of space with Bezos and the Blue Origin owner's brother.
Tech 2021-06-10T14:02:28Z

Bids to fly to space with Jeff Bezos just hit $4 million with only 2 days left until the live auction for a seat on Blue Origin's space flight

The winner of the auction gets a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket with Jeff Bezos and his brother for the company's first human flight.
Science 2021-06-10T04:55:59Z

Unconfirmed report suggests Branson may try to beat Bezos into space — and Virgin Galactic didn't deny it

Virgin Galactic did not deny the rumor that Branson is trying to launch by July 4, and one expert says the timeline is "very doable."
Science 2021-06-09T20:32:41Z

Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, without a pilot. His launch will be unlike any prior US spaceflight.

The New Shepard spacecraft carrying Jeff Bezos won't reach Earth's orbit, and there won't be anybody flying it.
Space 2021-06-09T14:36:13Z

Jeff Bezos will soon take an 11-minute flight aboard a rocket his space exploration company built. Here's how his childhood obsession with space led to Blue Origin's unprecedented spaceflight.

While the spaceflight is an unusual experiment, it's not a very surprising one: Bezos has been passionate about space since childhood.
Tech 2021-06-07T16:53:23Z

Meet Mark Bezos, the younger brother of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who's about to join him aboard Blue Origin's first human space flight

Jeff and Mark Bezos will be on the first human flight of the New Shepard spacecraft, which is made by Bezos' space exploration company, Blue Origin.
Tech 2021-06-07T11:36:15Z

Jeff Bezos says he's flying into space with his brother on July 20

Jeff Bezos announced that he and his brother, Mark, would be traveling on Blue Origin's first tourist space flight.
Premium Transportation 2021-01-14T15:38:34Z

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin launched a rocket that could make way for space-tourism flights this year

The 14th launch of a New Shepard rocket will send a space capsule past the edge of space to test the system ahead of its first passenger flights.
Science 2020-10-13T14:46:00Z

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin just launched NASA's new moon-landing technologies into space

NASA gave Blue Origin $3 million to test technology that may make it possible to land on parts of the moon that were previously considered dangerous.
Tech 2019-12-12T14:15:00Z

Watch Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket go to space and land back on Earth

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin continues to test its New Shepard reusable rocket.
Tech 2019-12-12T10:42:36Z

Jeff Bezos shared a video of himself reading kids' postcards sent on a Blue Origin rocket that will eventually take tourists to space

Blue Origin is the aerospace manufacturing firm founded by Bezos in 2000 – a primary aim of which is to develop a rocket for space tourism.
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