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Jeff Bezos details his moon colony ambitions

Jeff Bezos has big plans for the moon, if he can just get there. With a little elbow grease our trusty satellite could become a platform from which to build out the space industry — and while a part

Blue Origin’s New Shepard skims space in successful 8th test launch

Blue Origin conducted the 8th launch of its New Shepard sub-orbital rocket and crew capsule today out in Texas, and things couldn't have gone better for the growing space tourism company. The rocket a

SpaceX is making big money moves

Planning a Mars mission, a global telecommunications network for inexpensive internet service and creating an interplanetary hedge against World War Three isn’t cheap, so it’s no wonder th

mu Space targets 2020 launch of first satellite aboard Blue Origin’s New Glenn

Jeff Bezos’ New Glenn rocket, the reusable launch vehicle created by Blue Origin to put people and large cargo into orbit, has a new confirmed payload for one of its first missions: mu Space. Th

Astranis emerges from stealth with a new satellite technology for connecting the world

There’s a new entrant in the race to provide internet connectivity to the roughly four billion humans on the wrong side of the world’s digital divide. Launching from stealth today with a f

Crunch Report | Glow-in-the-Dark Plants

Blue Origin's Crew Capsule 2.0 takes first flight, scientists at MIT make glow-in-the-dark plants and Google is opening an AI center in China. All this on Crunch Report.

Blue Origin flies its Crew Capsule 2.0 for the first time

Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin recorded a new milestone today – an inaugural flight for Crew Capsule 2.0, the latest version of the vehicle it’s creating to bring astronauts into

Jeff Bezos’ guide to life

Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The world’s r

Blue Origin selected as launch provider for satellite startup mu Space

Thai space startup mu Space will launch its first geostationary satellite with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, the companies announced today at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia. Mu

Crunch Report | Jeff Bezos Sells $1B in Amazon Stock Annually to Fund Blue Origin

The Kriesel high-performance electric converted Porsche, Jeff Bezos sells $1 billion in stock annually to fund Blue Origin, Hyperloop One completes Vegas test track and 23andMe can now let you know if

Blue Origin’s first crewed test flights probably won’t happen until 2018

Blue Origin, the spaceflight company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, had originally been aiming for late 2017 as the target gate to begin sending human crew up to space aboard its rockets, with

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos sells $1B in stock annually to fund space company Blue Origin

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos uses his considerable stake in the ecommerce company to fund his other company, private launch provider Blue Origin, Reuters reports. Bezos told attendees at the 33rd Space S

Picture yourself as a space tourist in these Blue Origin capsule interior shots

One of the best parts of writing about transportation tech is that I get to reiterate my desire to go to space – again, for the record, if you’ll have me Blue Origin I would like to go to spac

Blue Origin reveals the ‘New Glenn’ takeoff and landing sequence in new video

Blue Origin is working towards the first launch of its super heavy-lift rocket, the New Glenn. Bezos’s rocket company just released a video showing how the rocket will launch and land. Spoiler:

Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon

Not one to be left out, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is also making plans to go to the Moon, just like fellow space magnate Elon Musk . Bezos’ plan, uncovered by The Washington Post

Jeff Bezos, Mayo Clinic back anti-aging startup Unity Biotechnology for $116 million

Every once in a while someone in Silicon Valley brings up the possibility of living forever, or at least a really long time, but first we’re going to need to figure out a way to enjoy all those

Blue Origin conducts in-flight escape test and unexpectedly lands rocket for a fifth time

Today’s Blue Origin flight was a unique one. Upon testing their rocket’s in-flight escape system (a means of bringing passengers to safety if something were to happen during launch), Jeff Bezos’

Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origin’s first orbital rocket, the New Glenn

Early this morning, Jeff Bezos revealed plans for the next Blue Origin rocket, the New Glenn. Unlike their New Shepard rocket, which is only capable of up-and-down suborbital launches, New Glenn wil

Opportunities and challenges in commercializing space privately

The dawn of the space age was, in many ways, a direct response to heightened competitive political and military rhetoric from major global superpowers in the latter part of the previous century. The n

Blue Origin breaks ground on new facility to develop orbital rockets

In an email to Blue Origin fans this morning, founder Jeff Bezos announced that the company broke ground on their orbital vehicle manufacturing site in Florida. At 750,000 square feet, the new custom-
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