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Jeff Bezos' rocket company just flew TV star William Shatner to the edge of space - watch the video

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Update: William Shatner and three other passengers flew to the edge of space aboard the New Shepard rocket and landed saf...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space today

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The Jeff-Bezos-founded company is due to launch Shatner and three others at 9 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. ET) Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Five decades after debuting as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Shatner...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


Watch live as Jeff Bezos' rocket company launches TV star William Shatner to the edge of space on Wednesday

William Shatner (left) purchased a seat on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right). Blue Origin "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is about to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket. The company, founded by Jeff Bezos, is scheduled to launch Shatner and three other passengers on Wednesday. Watch Blue Origin's livestream of the 11-minute spaceflight below. Three decades after starring as the cosmos-exploring commander Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," actor William Sha...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Today, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Jeff


Blue Origin is launching the TV star William Shatner on Tuesday, but employees say they wouldn't fly on that rocket

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Blue Origin plans to fly "Star Trek" actor William Shatner and others to the edge of space Tuesday. In a recent open letter, some Blue Origin employees said they wouldn't ride its New Shepard rocket. New Shepard's emergency systems should protect passengers, but the letter raised safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. After launching its own founder, Jeff Bezos, to...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Amelia Earhart, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Blue Origin is launching TV star William Shatner on Tuesday, but employees say they wouldn't fly on that rocket

Jeff Bezos (left) and Blue Origin's the New Shepard rocket (right). Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Blue Origin plans to fly Star Trek's William Shatner and three others to the edge of space on Tuesday. In a recent open letter, some Blue Origin employees said they wouldn't ride its New Shepard rocket. New Shepard's emergency systems should protect passengers, but the letter raised safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. After launching its o...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Star Trek, Amelia Earhart, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin reportedly fired a longtime senior executive over allegations of inappropriate behavior in the workplace

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. HO/Mike Brown/Space Florida Blue Origin fired a senior executive in 2019 over allegations of inappropriate behavior, per The Washington Post. One former employee told The Post that the exec embarrassed her in front of others in a meeting. It follows former and current Blue Origin staff writing about the company's alleged sexist work culture. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' spaceflight firm, Blue Origin, fired a longtime s...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Washington Post, Fired, Sexism, Trends, Employees, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Termination, Cnbc, Executive, Blue Origin


Blue Origin employees say they wouldn't feel safe riding the company's rockets, and it's 'lucky' nothing has happened

Jeff Bezos (left) launched aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket (right) in July. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; Blue Origin Twenty-one Blue Origin employees published a whistle-blowing open letter on Thursday. Some employees said they wouldn't ride a Blue Origin rocket due to safety concerns. One said it's "lucky" nothing has happened. No federal agency regulates passenger safety on private spaceflights. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a scalding open letter...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Cbs News, US, Trends, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Faa, United Launch Alliance, Rocket Launch, Cnbc, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Open letter from '21 former and current' Blue Origin employees accuses Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin / Getty Images An open letter says a group of former and current Blue Origin employees believe the company sacrificed safety. A former Blue Origins communications head said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture. Blue Origin said it'd investigate the harassment claims but didn't comment on the safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter written by a group describing itself as "21 f...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Fortune, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


21 current and former Blue Origin employees accuse Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images Blue Origin sacrificed safety to compete with other billionaires, 21 current and former employees allege. The employees said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture at the company. Blue Origin told CBS it doesn't tolerate harassment at the company and would investigate, but did not comment on safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of current and former Blue Origin employees accu...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


Open letter from former and current Blue Origin employees accuses Jeff Bezos of sacrificing safety in an effort to win the billionaire space race - and creating a toxic, sexist work culture along the way

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin / Getty Images An open letter says former and current Blue Origin employees believe the company sacrificed safety. A former Blue Origin communications head said Jeff Bezos fostered a toxic and sexist work culture. Blue Origin said it'd investigate the harassment claims but didn't comment on the safety concerns. See more stories on Insider's business page. An open letter written by a group describing itself as 21 former and cur...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Virgin Galactic, News UK, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Fortune, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Abrams


Dune Series SDCC 2021 Panel Gives Us More of the Atreides Family Saga

I read Frank Herbert’s Dune as a teenager and it ran through my imagination like no other book before it. It’s only right that I covered the Dune book and comic panel for San Diego Comic-Con @ Home. Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Hbo, Science, Films, Literature, Space Opera, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Dune, Frank Herbert, Jessica, Abrams, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Kevin J Anderson, Brian Herbert


You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here’s What Your Genes Cannot Tell You

“Have you found an article of clothing with a suspicious stain?” asks the website of one Florida-based company called All About Truth DNA Services, which informs readers that “aprrpoximately [sic] 60% of husbands and 40% of wives will have an affair at some point,” and recommends consumers wait for their “suspicious item” to dry and then send it in for testing. Also accepted: cigarette butts, toothpicks, hair. The landscape of the consumer genomics market now would have been barely recogniz...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Dna, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Walgreens, Atlantic, United States, Bill Clinton, Fifa, Food And Drug Administration, Helix, Fda, University of Oxford, Human Genome Project


U.S. plans 'very significant' additional Venezuela sanctions: official

Abrams did not elaborate on the fresh measures but his warning came a day after the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on Russian bank Evrofinance Mosnarbank for helping Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA evade U.S. financial restrictions. Abrams said Washington was also preparing to withdraw more U.S. visas from Venezuelans with close ties to President Nicolas Maduro. Washington has taken the lead in recognizing opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's rightful president after the 35-year-old C...
Tags: Science, Congress, Washington, Venezuela, U S Treasury, Abrams, Maduro, PDVSA, Juan Guaido, U S financial restrictions Abrams, Nicolas Maduro Washington


U.S. presses India to stop buying oil from Venezuela's Maduro: envoy

You should be on the side of the Venezuelan people," Elliott Abrams told Reuters in an interview. The Trump administration has given the same message to other governments, Abrams said, and has made a similar argument to foreign banks and companies doing business with Maduro. Abrams described the U.S. approach as "arguing, cajoling, urging." The talks with India come as the United States and its regional allies, who back Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, threaten more sanctions to cut ...
Tags: Science, India, United States, Venezuela, Trump, Reuters, Abrams, Maduro, Elliott Abrams, Juan Guaido, Maduro Abrams


U.S. pressing India to stop buying Venezuelan oil: envoy

"We say you should not be helping this regime, you should be on the side of the Venezuelan people," Elliott Abrams told Reuters in an interview. The Trump administration has given the same message to other governments, Abrams said, and has made a similar argument to foreign banks and private companies doing business with the Maduro government. Abrams described the U.S. approach as "arguing, cajoling, urging." The pressure on India comes as the United States and its regional allies, who back V...
Tags: Science, India, United States, Trump, Reuters, Abrams, Maduro, Elliott Abrams, Juan Guaido


An Exclusive Look at the Stunning Concept Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

The big day is here! The Last Jedi has been unleashed upon us, along with tons of new books looking at the creation of the movie. This includes Phil Szostak’s The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi , a collection of never-before-seen concept art, and io9 has an exclusive look inside.Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Books, Science, Gallery, Exclusive, Abrams, Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Last Jedi, Phil Szostak, The Art Of Star Wars The Last Jedi


An Exclusive Look Inside the Gorgeous Art of Rogue One

Rogue One might be the most gorgeous Star Wars film ever made. It’s full of incredible vistas, strange aliens, and wonderful locales—and behind that imagery is an absolute ton of incredible concept artwork behind it. Today, thanks to the release of The Art of Rogue One, we’ve got an exclusive glimpse at some of that amazing work.Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Books, Science, Art Gallery, Exclusive, Preview, Rogue One, Rogue One A Star Wars Story, Abrams


Ava DuVernay Helped J.J. Abrams Make The Force Awakens' Rey Vs. Ren Fight Even More Badass 

The Force Awakens is getting the 3D Blu-ray collector’s edition treatment on November 15, and we’ve already started to get peeks at extras that will be included with the release. Today, we learned how one of J.J. Abrams’ filmmaking peers made a key suggestion, making an important scene even more impactful.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Movies, Jj Abrams, The Force Awakens, Ava Duvernay, Abrams



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