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Virgin Orbit successfully takes its 747 flying launchpad out for a spin

In the next step on its path to getting its low earth orbit payload launch system up and running, Virgin Orbit successfully took its LauncherOne system out for a spin with an actual rocket attached un

‘Venom’ is better than it has any right to be

What happens when a cast of Oscar contenders like Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed and Michelle Williams are turned loose to chew the scenery of a (seemingly wryly self-aware) B movie? Audiences get “Venom,

With moon mining, space tourism and colonization on the horizon, Star Trek is only years away

“Where we are at the beginning of this century is where Star Trek begins,” says Alan Stern, the NASA researcher who was one of the architects of the New Horizons mission to Pluto.  In an

NASA puts $44 million toward cryogenics and mid-air spacecraft retrieval

NASA has announced a set of public-private partnerships with several U.S. space companies, totaling an impressive $44 million. Blue Origin, Astrobotic Technology, United Launch Alliance and more are

Weekly Roundup: July 21

Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company, Blue Origin, performed its most critical test to date, Prime Day had some ups and downs but ultimately broke records and major tech companies are uniting to help y

Blue Origin successfully lands both booster and crew capsule after test launch

Today, at its Texas launch facility, Blue Origin performed its most critical test to date. It performed a live separation test of its crew capsule from the rocket booster and everything performed as e

Watch Blue Origin’s most critical rocket launch right here

The launch is scheduled for 11:00 am EDT on July 18, 2018. Blue Origin is about to perform a critical rocket test. For the first time, Jeff Bezos’ rocket company will send its New Shepard rocket

Blue Origin could charge $200k-$300k for a trip to space

How much would you pay to leave our dumpster fire of a world for just a few minutes? Blue Origin is considering charging $200,000 to $300,000 according to a Reuters report. For that price, passengers

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
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