Bezos and his companions will experience a rocket launch, skim the edge of space, then plunge to a parachute landing in just 11 minutes.
The SpaceShipTwo space plane had never carried more than one passenger to the edge of space before. It could start flying customers next year.
Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos, plans to attempt the 14th flight of its New Shepard rocket system on Thursday morning from West Texas. The rocket has a capsule designed to fly six people beyond the unofficial boundary of space, or about 100 kilometers (62 miles) above […]
Virgin Galactic plans to run its first human test flight from Spaceport America between November 19 and 23, according to a company press release. Assuming the flight is successful, Virgin will be one step closer to flying its billionaire founder, Richard Branson, past the edge of space. Following Branson’s successful […]
Virgin Galactic has a new CEO in Michael Colglazier, the now-former president and managing director of Disney Parks International. Outgoing CEO George T. Whitesides will assume a new “Chief Space Officer” role for the company. Colglazier is to run the suborbital space tourism side of the company while Whitesides pushes […]
NASA is pushing to commercialize space travel to lower the cost of getting astronauts to and from orbit. The US space agency is also opening up private access to the International Space Station and, to that end, announced a partnership with Virgin Galactic for training private astronauts. NASA on Tuesday […]
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, successfully tested a reusable rocket-and-space-capsule system on Tuesday. A spaceflight expert says the test represents “a big step” toward flying paying customers on suborbital flights. Blue Origin is also working on a larger and more powerful rocket system that could take people to orbit […]
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