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Blue Origin launches six people to suborbital space

Blue Origin’s NS-21 gets underway with launch of a New Shepard rocket from West Texas. Credit: Blue Origin Blue Origin’s suborbital New Shepard rocket propelled six people to an altitude of more than 60 miles over West Texas Saturday, including the first Mexican-born woman to fly to space. The company has now flown five missions carrying 25 people to suborbital ...

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Blue Origin flies fourth suborbital crew mission

Recovery teams meet Blue Origin’s crew capsule after landing in West Texas on Thursday. The New Shepard booster is visible on its landing pad in the background. Credit: Blue Origin Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital launcher lofted six passengers, including the rocket’s chief designer, on an up-and-down flight to the edge of space Thursday. After a series of countdown holds, ...

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Michael Strahan, Alan Shepard’s daughter and four others rocket into space

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin’s founder, pins the company’s astronaut wings on Laura Shepard Chesley as Michael Strahan and other crewmates look on. Credit: Blue Origin Sixty years after her father became the first American in space, Laura Shepard Churchley, daughter of Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard, rocketed out of the lower atmosphere Saturday, joining ABC ...

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Alan Shepard’s Daughter Will be Flying on the Next New Shepard Flight

Jeff Bezos has hit a particular stride lately with Blue Origin, the commercial space company he founded in 2000 in the hopes of “building a road to space.” For the sake of fostering interest in the space tourism industry, testing their reusable launch vehicle, and growing his company’s brand, he’s conducting recurring launches with the New Shepard featuring high-profile clientele. ...

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Astronaut Alan Shepard’s daughter and Michael Strahan named to spaceflight

STORY WRITTEN FOR  & USED WITH PERMISSION File photo of a previous Blue Origin New Shepard launch. Credit: Blue Origin The third piloted flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spacecraft will launch December 9 with a crew of six, including a network morning anchor and the eldest daughter of Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American in space, the company ...

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Blue Origin Announces the “Orbital Reef,” the Space Station they Plan to Build in Orbit

Blue Origin has certainly stepped up its game of late! After stepping down as the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos has made it his personal mission to take the company he founded in 2000 and turn it into a powerhouse of the commercial space sector. Between some high-profile missions involving the New Shepard – which included passengers like Wally Funk, ...

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Blue Origin’s NS-18 Boldly Goes, Delivers Shatner, Crewmates to Threshold of Space

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos applauds as William Shatner clambers out of the Crew Capsule. Photo Credit: Blue Origin More than a half-century since he first found fame as James Tiberius Kirk, fictional captain of the Starship Enterprise, and now entering his tenth decade of life, William Shatner has reached the final frontier for real and scored a new record ...

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Planet co-founder among passengers on Blue Origin’s next suborbital spaceflight

Chris Boshuizen (left) and Glen de Vries (right) will fly to the edge of space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket next month. Credit: Blue Origin The co-founders of the satellite remote sensing company Planet Labs and the clinical research software firm Medidata, both wealthy entrepreneurs, are two of the four passengers slated to launch to the edge of space ...

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Blue Origin Launches 10th Mission, Aims for First Crewed Flight Late This Year

Blue Origin’s ‘New Shepard’ rocket and space capsule launching on Jan 23, 2019 from the company’s west Texas facilities, sending 9 NASA sponsored payloads to space on the NS-10 mission. Photo: Blue Origin Kent, Wash.-based company Blue Origin conducted another successful flight today, January 23, 2019, at their west Texas facility. But the mission this time, their 10th so far, ...

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