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New Shepard Launch (pic: Blue Origin)

Mannequin Skywalker takes high ground on Bezos-backed rocket

Jeff Bezos-founded spaceflight firm Blue Origin set a company record yesterday by sending its capsule on a sub-orbital trajectory with an apogee of 351,000 feet (107km) before landing both booster and capsule safely in West Texas. It was the company's eighth flight using the third version of the New Shepard booster – a single- …
Richard Speed, 30 Apr 2018
Blue Origin rocket launch

Jeff Bezos sells one million Amazon shares, makes one billion dollars founder, CEO and president Jeff Bezos has sold a million shares in his own company and reaped over a billion dollars from the transaction. As this filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission shows, Bezos last week offloaded 30 parcels of shares, and a million shares in total. Buyers paid …
Blue Origin's BE-4 rocket engine

Jeff Bezos fires off a blue dart, singes Elon Musk and SpaceX

Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos' rocket company Blue Origin has successfully tested its main engine for the first time. The BE-4 engine is, as the name suggests, Blue Origin's fourth generation rocket. B-1 was a wee thing that boasted 2,200 pounds of thrust. B-2 hit 31,000 pounds and B-3 reached 110,000. The BE-4 cranks things up …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Oct 2017
New Glenn

Your Amazon order is confirmed: Eutelsat via Blue Origin. Estimated delivery date: 2022

Video Blue Origin, the orbital delivery service funded by Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos, has taken its first satellite launch booking. We're told the sat will be put into orbit in 2021 or 2022 – basically, once Bezos has finished building the rocket to do the job. If all goes to plan, Blue Origin will launch a communications satellite …
Iain Thomson, 8 Mar 2017

Amazon supremo Bezos' Blue Origin blows its top over Texas desert

Vid + pic The fifth flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket saw a successful blast-off for the crew capsule, as the company simulated an emergency escape for future crews. That is one hell of a booster. #InFlightEscape #GradatimFerociter — Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) October 5, 2016 The rocket rose up over the …
Iain Thomson, 5 Oct 2016

Jeff Bezos' thrusting cylinder makes Elon Musk's look minuscule

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin has revealed designs for its first orbit-and-beyond-capable boosters. The “New Glenn” rocket is named in honour of first United States astronaut to orbit the Earth, John Glenn. The 82m-tall, two-stage craft will pack 3.85 million pounds of thrust. If it lifted today, that would …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Sep 2016
Blue Origin rocket launch

Bezos' Blue Origin's first live Webcast a no-explosion yawnfest

In spite of the SpaceX hard landing last week, successful booster landings are becoming almost routine, but if you haven't already watched Blue Origin's successful test over the weekend, it's at the bottom of this story. Jeff Bezos' outfit also dropped its crew capsule on two parachutes, having deliberately “failed” the third …
Blue Origin rocket launch

Champagne weekend for Blue Origin with third launch

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has released video of its third successful flight on April 2. Alongside Elon Musk's SpaceX, Blue Origin is one of the drivers behind more reusable rockets, and the Saturday test didn't disappoint: its New Shepherd rocket launched and made a successful vertical landing near Van Horn in Texas. Previous …
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos to give forth at US space symposium

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, will speak at the Space Foundation's 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on 12 April, sandwiched between appearances by the Air Force Space Command's top man General John E. Hyten, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O Work. The four-day shindig, running from 11-14 April, …
Lester Haines, 9 Mar 2016

Suck it, Elon – Jeff Bezos' New Shepard space rocket blasts off, lands in one piece

Pics and vid The was much whooping and popping of champagne corks yesterday at Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos' space outfit Blue Origin: the company's New Shepard rocket successfully performed a VTOL flight – a vertical takeoff and landing. It's the organization's second attempt at bringing a rocket back to Earth in one piece. The technology …
Lester Haines, 24 Nov 2015
Blue Origin rocket launch

PRIME SPACE: Bezos in Cape Canaveral SPACE PODULE debut

Online stuff-hurling biz lord Jeff Bezos is to move into ORBITAL deliveries, it has been announced, setting up a mighty space podule-plex in a disused NASA facility on Florida's Cape Canaveral. Florida governor Rick Scott stood side by side with the Amazon bigcheese at the project's unveiling earlier today. In addition to …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Sep 2015

Jeff Bezos trousers $8m Florida rocket sweetener package

Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos' space tentacle Blue Origin has been offered another eight million reasons to operate in Florida, in the form of a suitcase full of cash for the mysterious "Project Panther". According to Reuters, commissioners in Brevard County – home of NASA's Kennedy Space Center – are very keen to see Blue Origin …
Lester Haines, 2 Sep 2015
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket prepared fro launch in 2002. Pic: United Launch Alliance

Look out, SpaceX! Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin boffins tapped for US rocket launches

Blue Origin, the commercial space company formed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has inked a deal with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) to jointly develop a new, US-built rocket engine for future space missions. “This agreement ensures ULA will remain the most cost-efficient, innovative and reliable company launching the nation’ …
Neil McAllister, 17 Sep 2014

Bold Bezos aims skywards with liquid hydrogen and SPACE ROCKET engine

Amazon supremo Jeff Bezos' private space outfit Blue Origin has announced it has successfully tested its BE-3 space rocket engine "in a pattern that simulated a suborbital mission". The BE-3 firing. Pic: Blue Origin The BE-3 roared to life at the company's test facility near Van Horn, Texas, on 20 November. Burning liquid …
Lester Haines, 4 Dec 2013
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Amazon man to shoot his pocket rocket this afternoon

Blue Origin, the private space-rocket firm founded by Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame, is to conduct a rocket test this afternoon (Wednesday 24 August). A Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) issued by the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) specifies that "ROCKET LAUNCH ACTIVITY" is due to take place near Van Horn, Texas and clears a volume of …
Lewis Page, 24 Aug 2011

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