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Photos of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Jeff Bezos' first-class flight to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin employees celebrate the New Shepard rocket booster's first landing. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket as early as July 20, alongside his brother and two guests who have not yet been named. The group will be the vehicle's first passengers. Photos of the rocket and spaceship offer a peek at Bezos' upcoming flight, which will be unlike any human spaceflight before it. In just 11 minutes, New Shepa...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Jeff, Bezos, West Texas


Jeff Bezos is trusting Blue Origin's new rocket with his life. It's flown 15 times, but he'll have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is risking his life to prove that Blue Origin can safely fly humans to the edge of space. About 1% of US human spaceflights have resulted in a fatal accident. But the New Shepard rocket seems relatively safe, given its flight record and how short the trip is. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and two unnam...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Winning bid for a seat on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin spacecraft goes for $28 million

Jeff Bezos inside a New Shepard Crew Capsule mockup. The first tourist on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft will pay $28 million for the trip to the edge of space. The company began taking bids last month for a seat on the spacecraft in its first crewed trip set for July 20. The winner of the auction will fly on the spacecraft with Jeff Bezos and his brother for 11 minutes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The winning bid for a seat on Blue Origin's first-ev...
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Rocket, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, Victoria Cavaliere, New Shepard, Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, Tech Insider, Mark Bezos, Space Tourists


Miami and Space - the new battlegrounds for tech's top egos

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Miami techies bristle at Silicon Valley "saviors"Palantir's TikTok astro-momThe most promising startups of 2021 Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to David Bowie's "Starman." This week: Tech egos are clashing, from the shores of Miami to...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Space, Science, Enterprise, Microsoft, Softbank, America, Newsletter, Trends, Virgin Galactic, David Bowie, Venture Capital, Richard Branson, Miami, Silicon Valley


Discovery Channel's reality show 'Who Wants to Be An Astronaut?' will send the winner to the ISS. Its producers hope it will show that space travel can be made accessible to ordinary people.

The winner will journey to the ISS in 2022. Reuters Discovery Channel recently announced a new reality show that will send its winner to the ISS. The mission is expected to take place in 2022. Contestants will be expected to undergo "extreme" challenges based on real astronaut training. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's no shortage of companies offering to blast tourists into space. Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, and Richard Branson's...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Trends, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Branson, Bezos, Peterson, Ricci


Discovery Channel's reality show 'Who Wants to Be An Astronaut?' will send the winner to the ISS. Producers hope it will show that space travel can be made accessible to ordinary people.

The winner will journey to the ISS in 2022. Reuters Discovery Channel recently announced a new reality show that will send its winner to the ISS. The mission is expected to take place in 2022. Contestants will be expected to undergo "extreme" challenges based on real astronaut training. See more stories on Insider's business page. There's no shortage of companies offering to blast tourists into space. Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, and Richard Branson's...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Discovery Channel, Branson, Bezos, Peterson, International Space Station ISS


Unconfirmed report suggests Branson may try to beat Bezos into space - and Virgin Galactic didn't deny it

Jeff Bezos (left) and Richard Branson (right) may be in a very tight space race. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson may try to beat Jeff Bezos to space next month, an industry blog suggests. Virgin Galactic did not deny the claim when asked by Insider, saying that Branson is expected to fly in the summer. An outside expert says the rumored July 4 weekend launch date is "very doable." See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Spaceshiptwo, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Rocket Launch, Branson, Billionaire, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Elon


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, without a pilot. His launch will be unlike any prior US spaceflight.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on July 20. Bezos, his brother, and an auction winner will experience weightlessness for three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior US launch, with no pilot and possibly no spacesuits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos is preparing to rocket...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos


Bernie Sanders is trying to block Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin from getting $10 billion NASA funding for a moon-landing mission

Sen. Bernie Sanders (left) and Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty/Jim Watson/Pool via REUTERS Jeff Bezos' space company, Blue Origin, wants $10 billion to take part in a NASA moon-landing mission. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday tried to block that funding through an amendment to the Endless Frontier Act. Sanders has a long history of opposing Blue Origin, owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bernie Sanders is trying to sto...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Science, US, Alabama, Trends, Nasa, Capitol Hill, Jeff Bezos, Washington State, Bernie Sanders, Blue Origin, Sanders, Bezos, Sen Bernie Sanders, Government Accountability Office


Jeff Bezos, a Real-Life Bond Villain, May Own James Bond Very Soon

Amazon Studios has already given noted yacht owner Jeff Bezos a big way into the Hollywood media space, between its Prime Video streaming offerings and its big plans for movies and TV. Very soon, those plans are potentially about to become even bigger because Amazon is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Science, Films, Disney, James Bond, Att, Warner Bros, Jeff Bezos, Robocop, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Wall Street Journal, MGM, Bezos, Amazon Studios


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is auctioning off a seat on its space tourism rocket set to launch in July

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Blue Origin is auctioning off a single ticket for a space tour on July 20. Bidding for the first space tour began on Wednesday and will go through June 12. The company released a video announcing its plans to start selling rides on its New Shepard rocket last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin is auctioning off a seat on its first-ever space tourism flight.It will be the New Shepard's first fl...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Texas, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Space Exploration, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Musk, Blue Origin


Jeff Bezos' company Blue Origin will soon begin selling tickets for rides on its space-tourism rocket

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Getty Images / Blue Origin Blue Origin released a video announcing its plans to start selling rides on its New Shepard rocket. The company said it plans to release more details on the space tours on May 5. Tickets are expected to be competitive with Virgin Galactic's space tours at around $250,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin will soon begin selling tickets for space tours on its New Shepa...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Space Exploration, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, West Texas


NASA has picked SpaceX's Starship to land its next astronauts on the moon

Left: The SN10 Starship prototypes soars above Boca Chica, Texas, March 3, 2021. Right: Elon Musk Spacex; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images NASA is awarding SpaceX an exclusive contract to land humans on the moon. The company's Starship spaceship will carry NASA's Artemis astronaut missions. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, beat out Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin for the contract. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has picked SpaceX to land astronauts on the moon for t...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Washington Post, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Artemis


Jeff Bezos Tells Amazon to Treat Employees Better While He Prepares to Flee Planet Earth

Earth today received parting words from Jeff Bezos, as the soon-to-be-former Amazon CEO turned over his shoulder on the slow walk to the rocket launch pad and observed: damn, you guys really need to turn this dump around—I mean, Christ, look at yourselves.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Christ, Bezos, Businesspeople, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics, Tells Amazon, Flee Planet Earth


Jeff Bezos Supports Corporate Tax Hike But Conspicuously Fails to Endorse $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, released a statement late Tuesday saying that he generally supports President Joe Biden’s desire to invest in infrastructure, along with a rise in the corporate tax rate. But some of the things Bezos doesn’t support in the statement are conspicuous in their absence.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Economy, Janet Yellen, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Trump, Bezos, Business Roundtable, Tax haven, Business Finance, Businesspeople, Bill Jeff Bezos


Jeff Bezos Steps Down as Amazon's CEO

On Tuesday, Jeff Bezos told employees—and the world—that he’s planning on stepping down from his CEO role at Amazon, 27 years after first founding the company. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Computing, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Blue Origin, Bezos, Businesspeople, One Click, Business_finance, Law_crime, Industry Economics


Spacewatch: Bezos's Blue Origin 'really close' to flying humans

Space travel company, which plans to take six people on a sub-orbital flight, completes its 14th missionJeff Bezos’s space travel company, Blue Origin, says it is “getting really close” to flying humans after the successful completion of its 14th mission into space on 14 January.The New Shepard rocket blasted off at 1717 GMT (1117 CST) from the company’s private launch site in west Texas, carrying an upgraded crew capsule containing a test dummy dubbed “Mannequin Skywalker”. Following its separa...
Tags: Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Earth, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, Karman


Watch live: Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin are launching a rocket that could make way for space tourist flights this year

Blue Origin's reusable New Shepard suborbital rocket launches toward space in 2016. Blue Origin Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos, plans to attempt the 14th flight of its New Shepard rocket system on Thursday morning from West Texas. The rocket has a capsule designed to fly six people beyond the unofficial boundary of space, or about 100 kilometers (62 miles) above Earth's surface. No human space tourists will fly aboard the capsule, but a crash-test dummy named "Ma...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Tom Cruise, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch


The space station is showing its age after housing people for 20 years. Companies are already designing new space habitats to take its place.

The International Space Station. NASA Monday marked the 20th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station. During that time, the station has hosted over 240 crew members and 3,000 science experiments. But the space station is getting old and may be retired in the next 10 years. Private companies are developing new orbiting space habitats that could be roomier. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Monday, the world celebrated 20 years of cont...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Pacific Ocean, Sierra Nevada, Blue Origin, Maui, Axiom, Bezos, Houston Texas


Amazon appears to have donated $40,000 to a top source of vaccine misinformation, according to a screenshot posted by a volunteer for the group

Pascal Rossignol/Reuters Amazon contributes money to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a top source of vaccine misinformation in the US, through its AmazonSmile program.  The company appears to have given more than $40,000 to the group, Popular Information reported.  The NVIC is "one of the most prominent organizations that has been against vaccines of any kind," K. "Vish" Viswanath, a professor of health communication at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told I...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Science, News, California, US, Trends, Atlantic, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Vaccines, Alex Jones, Misinformation, Bezos, HHS, Downey


A Pilot’s Review of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

I’ve been flying regional jets and in general aviation for 12 years. But your flying job will always restrict you to the type of flying and destinations that your employer needs, and unless you’re Bezos or Zuck, you can’t own every genre of airplane and fly everywhere. With Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, I got a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Bezos, Zuck


Blue Origin job listing sheds more light on its space-based orbital habitat ambitions

Blue Origin founder and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has made no secret of his ambition to eventually create orbiting space stations that act as places for people to live and work – he outlined a vision based on space settlement designs first conceived by physicist Gerard K. O’Neill at a Blue Origin event, including its lunar lander reveal, last year. Now, however, Blue Origin has issued a job posting seeking a person who will be tasked with leading its efforts around “Orbital Habitat Formulat...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Space, Science, Supply Chain, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Blue Origin, Space Station, Bezos


Trump's socialist moment(s)

Hello, everyone! Thanks for reading. A brief note to say that this will be our last edition of "Insider Today" for a while.Our intrepid leader, David Plotz, has concluded his six-month break from entrepreneuring and has settled on his next adventure, which will be launching a cool new podcast company (Details from him soon!). David will continue to host the "Political Gabfest" each week, so you can keep up with his commentary there. Our op-ed columnists Linette Lopez and Anthony Fisher will cont...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, News, Guns, Climate Change, Washington Post, Opinion, White House, China, Angela Merkel, US, America, Trends, David, Gop


Weekly Roundup, Friday 28 August 2020

Has the growth in air travel numbers stalled? See article, below.  Good morningI had a small epiphany on Thursday, when I saw Cologne in Germany announcing it will not have any Christmas markets this year.  I’d been hoping against hope that perhaps there might have been a chance to offer you a Christmas Markets experience this year, the same as most previous years.  But, no.  It is now unavoidably clear this will not be possible, and I’m increasingly realizing that when you said, a few weeks a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Elon Musk, England, Science, Hotels, Germany, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Cologne, Canada, Current Affairs, Southampton, Virgin Galactic, Delta


Apple, Musk, Gates, Bezos, and Everyone You’ve Ever Heard of Hacked

Something normal happened on Twitter earlier this afternoon. Someone claiming to be Elon Musk started tweeting an obvious scam to entice his loyal bootlickers to send bitcoin to a random cryptocurrency wallet. This happens all the time, but the strange thing about today was that the tweets were coming from Musk’s …Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Hacks, Bill Gates, Cryptocurrency, Musk, Bezos


Max Q: Countdown to a return to US astronaut launches

Last week was a fairly busy week in space news, but the dominating story was preparation for the first-ever Commercial Crew launch that will actually carry human astronauts to space. This is, in many ways, the culmination of years of work and billions of dollars spent by partners NASA and SpaceX on their part of the Commercial Crew Program. On May 27, SpaceX will launch two NASA astronauts on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station, and this week saw a flurry of activity to...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Space Tourism, Animation, International Space Station, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss


Nasa picks Bezos's Blue Origin and Musk's SpaceX to build new lunar landers

Alabama company Dynetics also chosen for moon landing project, as three firms prepare to competeNasa has selected three private space companies to lead the development of lunar landers for its forthcoming moon landings.The three companies are Blue Origin, owned by Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos; Elon Musk’s SpaceX; and Dynetics, based in Huntsville, Alabama, Nasa announced on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Alabama, US news, Nasa, The moon, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, Dynetics, Huntsville Alabama Nasa


Calling all kids: Send Blue Origin a space postcard while you’re stuck at home

Are you looking for educational activities to occupy the kids while you're cooped up due to the coronavirus outbreak? One option is to make space postcards for the Club for the Future, an educational campaign created by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture. Last year, Blue Origin collected thousands of student-decorated cards, and sent them to space and back on its New Shepard suborbital craft. After the flight, the cards were stamped "Flown in Space" (in some cases, by Bezos...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Now Blue Origin


Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to combat climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced today he plans to contribute $10 billion toward fighting climate change through the creation of a new philanthropic project called the Bezos Earth Fund. "Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet," Bezos wrote in an Instagram post. "I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share."
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Bezos Earth Fund


Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund, kicking off his own effort to fight climate change

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he's launching a $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund that will issue grants aimed at addressing climate change — a move that comes less than a month after hundreds of Amazon employees criticized what they saw as the company's weak commitment to tackling the issue. Bezos, who's the world's richest individual with a net worth estimated at nearly $130 billion, unveiled his philanthropic initiative in an Instagram post. "Climate change is the biggest threat to our...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Bezos Earth Fund



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