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Jeff Bezos Eats Iguana, Vows to Make Space Travel Cheaper With ‘Amazon Lottery Winnings’

It was a black tie evening of glamour, champagne toasts, and lizard flesh at the annual Explorers Club dinner gala this weekend, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was one of the guests of honour. Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos in Instagram Debut: ‘I Am Fun’

Commercial space tourism company Blue Origin, and its overlord Jeff Bezos, have been pretty quiet over the last few months. But last week, the Amazon founder made his first Instagram post, which appears to show the billionaire stranded on the roof of his own rocket facility in Florida. Because he is Fun. Haha. Read More >>

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Jeff Bezos Declares No Shitting in His Sexy Spacecraft

Jeff Bezos has many hobbies: he enjoys doing an Amazon, reading a Washington Post, and occasionally, dabbling in a space thing at Blue Origin. Lately, he’s been all about the latter, focusing much of his attention on one-upping Elon Musk promoting his aerospace company’s space tourism vehicle, New Shepard, which will carry tourists into suborbital space as early as 2018. While the capsule looks great, Bezos has implemented some stern ground rules for his passengers’ bodily functions to keep it that way. Read More >>

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Blue Origin Reminds Everyone It Has a Big Rocket Too

Hey guys, we know that SpaceX is doing some pretty big things right now, like trying to shuttle passengers around the moon, and sending deadly pathogens into space, but Blue Origin is still cool, okay?? As it reminded us this week, the company has built some pretty big engines for its upcoming New Glenn rocket, which will be one of the largest in the world once it’s completed. Read More >>

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Blue Origin Just Teased a Photo of Its Big Ass Rocket’s Engine

Phallus-shaped aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin has finally revealed its BE-4 liquid rocket engine—an engine the company has been developing for more than four years. The BE-4s will be used in Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket, which founder Jeff Bezos hopes will one day shuttle humans to and from the moon. In true Bezos fashion, the announcement was made without notice on his personal Twitter account. Read More >>

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Blue Origin Shocks Everyone (Even Itself) by Landing Rocket During Test

Wow. After spending the last few days telling us that its New Shepard rocket was almost certainly going to be destroyed in today’s in-flight launch escape test, Blue Origin surprised everybody — even itself — with a clean landing of both booster and crew capsule. Read More >>

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Blue Origin’s New Reusable Rocket is Absurdly Huge 

Blue Origin is adding a new reusable rocket to its stable. And it’s a big one. Meet the New Glenn, a 7-metre-diameter rocket booster with 3.85 million pounds of thrust. Read More >>

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Blue Origin’s Crew Capsule Just Survived Its Crash

Blue Origin just launched its crew capsule into space—and then intentionally brought it in for a very soft crash. Read More >>

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Watch Blue Origin Launch (and Crash) Its Crew Capsule

Blue Origin is launching its crew capsule today—and then they’re going to take out its parachute and see what happens. You can watch it happen at 5:15 pm BST. Read More >>

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Blue Origin Will Soon Launch a Crew Capsule—and Then Crash It on Purpose

Blue Origin, the notoriously-secretive space company, is launching its New Shepherd crew capsule this weekend. And, for the first time, you’re going to be able to watch it happen—right up to a pretty probable crash-landing. Read More >>

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Blue Origin Landing Looks Very Sci-Fi When Seen From the Booster

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight company, recently released some amazing footage filmed during the third successful landing of its New Shepard suborbital rocket. The video shows the flight of the reusable booster from just ahead of reentry through descent and landing. The landing sequence was recorded by a vent camera located just below the booster’s ring fin. Read More >>

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The Next 6 Milestones in the Commercial Space Race

It’s an exciting time to be alive if you’re keen to watch humans get off this planet. A private space race is taking off, opening new pathways to orbit while sparking a burst of technological innovation. Even better, thanks to the magic of internet live streaming, we’re watching history unfold in real time. Read More >>

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Watch Blue Origin’s Successful Launch and Landing

Over the weekend, Blue Origin successfully launched and landed its rocket for the third time. Now you can watch the whole thing in this lovely video. Read More >>

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Wanted: Reusable Rockets for NASA Research

Reusable rockets just went from a party trick to a research necessity. Have a rocket you can launch, land safely, and launch again? NASA wants you, now. Read More >>

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Blue Origin Relaunched the Rocket They Landed in November

Yesterday, Blue Origin launched the same New Shepard rocket booster that they launched into space two months ago. Looks like the commercial space race for reusable rockets is on—SpaceX is flashier with bigger trajectories, but Blue Origin keeps beating them to firsts. Read More >>