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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...
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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


90-year-old 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner will fly into space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin mission later this month

AP Photo/Steven Senne Blue Origin announced that William Shatner will be traveling on its next mission into space. Shatner said he is excited to see outer space after playing Captain Kirk for so many years. The actor will be joined by a Blue Origin executive, NASA engineer, and healthcare entrepreneur. See more stories on Insider's business page. After decades of playing Captain Kirk, William Shatner will be traveling to outer space for the first time.The Hollywood star, best known fo...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Bezos, Kirk, James T Kirk


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


Billionaire Grounded

Virgin Galactic must keep its spaceplanes on the ground until the Federal Aviation Administration completes an investigation into a problem that occurred during Richard Branson’s historic flight to the edge of space in July.Read more...
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The FAA grounds Virgin Galactic rocket plane as it investigates a mishap during Richard Branson's flight

Richard Branson floats in space aboard a Virgin Galactic rocket plane. Virgin Galactic The FAA has grounded a Virgin Galactic rocket plane as it investigates a mishap during a July 11 flight. Billionaire and company co-founder Richard Branson was taken to the edge of space in the vehicle. The FAA said the space plane went outside its clearance zone while returning. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Federal Aviation Administration has grounded a Virgin Galactic rocket pla...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Traffic Control, Faa, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Breaking, Nicholas Schmidle, Tech Insider, Schmidle, Spaceport America Virgin Galactic


During Richard Branson's spaceflight, Virgin Galactic's rocket plane blared a red warning light and flew out of its clearance zone

A still image from video shows Virgin Galactic's rocket plane, VSS Unity, carrying Richard Branson and crew to the edge of space, July 11, 2021. Richard Branson's flight to the edge of space has triggered an FAA investigation, The New Yorker reported. A red light on the pilots' console warned that the spaceship could fly out of bounds on its descent. Virgin Galactic's pilots kept flying, and the ship left its airspace clearance zone on its return. See more stories on Insi...
Tags: Science, News, Stephen Colbert, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Traffic Control, Faa, New Yorker, Branson, Cnbc, Federal Aviation Administration, Commercial Space Flight


NASA Flight Tests of Futuristic ‘Air Taxi’ Are Finally Underway

The first official tests of Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle have begun. NASA is leading these tests, which it’s doing to foster the development of similarly advanced aircraft. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Nasa, Aviation, Human Behavior, Federal Aviation Administration, Vtol, Electric Aircraft, Emerging Technologies, Flight Test, Air Taxi, Evtol, Joby Aviation, VTOL aircraft, Human Activities, Technology Internet


Feds Remind You They Will Shoot Down Your Drone If You Fly It Over Their Nuke Lab

Authorities at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the birthplace of the nuclear bomb and now one of the largest multidisciplinary scientific institutions in the world, is warning would-be aerial trespassers that it would be relatively trivial for them to shoot down any drones flying on its territory.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Wireless, Robotics, Nascar, Science and Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Federal Aviation Administration, Emerging Technologies, Droneshield, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Regulation Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Regulation Of Uavs In The United States, Unica Viramontes


The FAA Really Wants Airports to Stop Letting Passengers Take Booze Onto Planes and Wreck Stuff

The Federal Aviation Administration is practically begging airports to stop selling to-go alcohol that passengers can take onto flights, ABC News reported on Thursday, citing a dramatic spike in unruly passengers and violence against flight crews since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Justice, Aviation, Human Behavior, Abc News, Faa, US Airways, Air Rage, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Attendants, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines Group, Steve Dickson, Sara Nelson, Pittsburgh International Airport, Human Activities


Space tourists fly at their own risk - nobody is regulating their safety. Experts say ticket-holders are accepting their role in an 'experiment'

Virgin Galactic/REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted into sub-orbital flights. Space law experts told insider Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic ticket-holders fly at their own risk. Federal agencies do not plan to regulate the flights till at least 2023 in order to give the companies freedom to innovate. See more stories on Insider's business page. When billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson blasted off into space it re...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Office of Commercial Space Transportation


Jeff Bezos' astronaut wings might only be 'honorary' after the FAA changed the definition of an astronaut

Jeff Bezos speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first-ever New Shepard crew may only qualify for "honorary" astronaut wings from the FAA. The FAA updated its astronaut criteria on the day that Bezos rocketed to the edge of space. The new guidelines make a clear distinction between "flight crew" and "spaceflight participants." See more stories on...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard


The FAA Changed Its Definition of 'Astronaut' on the Same Day Jeff Bezos Went to Space

Jeff Bezos is a lot of things. A tax-dodging megalomaniac. A Dr. Evil lookalike. A weirdly horny cowboy hat enthusiast. The one thing he isn’t—at least as far as the Federal Aviation Administration is concerned—is an astronaut. Read more...
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Watch Jeff Bezos throw Skittles to companion Oliver Daemon in space: 'See if you can catch this in your mouth'

Jeff Bezos laughs as he speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos tossed Skittles in zero gravity aboard the Blue Origin spaceflight on Tuesday. "See if you can catch this in your mouth," he said to 18-year-old passenger Oliver Daemon. Video footage also shows the crew throwing orange ping pong balls and floating around the cabin. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Skittles, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark


Jeff Bezos left planet Earth and returned victorious, completing Blue Origin's first passenger spaceflight

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches, July 20, 2021. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth on the first crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Bezos's brother Mark, 82-year-old aviator Wally Funk, and Dutch teen Oliver Daemen flew with him. Blue Origin aims to launch tourists soon. Bezos eventually wants human settlements in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos just joined the very small cohort of people who have lau...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch


Watch Jeff Bezos launch to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update: Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers landed safely from their fl...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos


Watch live as Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

Jeff Bezos is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is due to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket this morning. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin is livestreaming the launch in a video embedded below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is about to fly to the edge of ...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Live, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times


Jeff Bezos is going to space tomorrow. Here's how to watch and what could happen if something goes wrong.

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three other passengers will blast off to the edge of space on July 20. The launch is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET and will stream live - you can watch it on Insider's website. Bezos will fly 62 miles above Earth and will have three minutes to float around in zero gravity. See more stories on Insider's business page. In just a matter of hours, Jeff Bezos and his crewmates will be blasting into space.The Amazon billiona...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, US, Trends, Earth, Netherlands, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Funk, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos is going to space today. Here's how to watch and what could happen if something goes wrong.

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three other passengers will blast off to the edge of space on July 20. The launch is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET and will stream live - you can watch it on Insider's website. Bezos will fly 62 miles above Earth and will have three minutes to float around in zero gravity. See more stories on Insider's business page. In just a matter of hours, Jeff Bezos and his crewmates will be blasting into space.The Amazon billiona...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, US, Trends, Earth, Netherlands, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Funk, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Meet Wally Funk, the 82-year-old female aviator on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin flight who's finally going to space six decades after training for it

Elizabeth Culliford/Reuters Wally Funk is one of three other passengers joining Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's suborbital space flight on Tuesday. She was part of a group of female aviators known as Mercury 13 who trained for space in the 1960s. The 82-year-old will break John Glenn's record for being the oldest astronaut. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Wally Funk joins Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's flight to the edge of space Tuesday, she will become the ol...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Features, Virgin Galactic, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Mercury, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Funk, Reuters


Jeff Bezos is risking his life to reach space. The rocket has 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. Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters; 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 is about to place his life in the hands...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Space Tourism, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Bezos


If Jeff Bezos' rocket fails during launch, an emergency system should jettison him to safety

Jeff Bezos (left) is launching aboard a rocket with an emergency escape system (right). Jeff Bezos, his brother, an 82-year-old aviator, and a Dutch teen are launching to space on Tuesday. They'll fly on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket, which is well tested, but spaceflight is always risky. If the rocket fails, an emergency escape system should jettison the passengers to safety. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Jeff Bezos rockets into space on Tuesday, he...
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Watch live as Jeff Bezos launches into space on Blue Origin's first passenger flight

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 set to launch aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. The rocket's first passenger flight is set to take Bezos and three companions to the edge of space. Blue Origin plans to livestream the launch; the feed will be embedded here once it's available. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, the richest pe...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch


Virgin Galactic just flew billionaire founder Richard Branson and 3 crewmates to the edge of space

Virgin Galactic's chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses embraces Richard Branson and other crew as he arrives to board the company's passenger rocket plane VSS Unity at Spaceport America near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic flew its first full crew - including founder Richard Branson - to the edge of space. Two pilots flew the company's VSS Unity space plane 55 miles above Earth then landed safely. Virgin Galactic is poised to fly customers n...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Stephen Hawking, Peter Siebold, Spaceshiptwo, Virgin, Richard Branson, The New York Times, New Mexico, Jeff Bezos


As Richard Branson prepares to beat Jeff Bezos to space, Blue Origin claims the flight won't go high enough to count

Richard Branson poses with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot vehicle meant to ferry people into space, in Mojave, California, February 19, 2016. Virgin Galactic is set to fly founder Richard Branson to an altitude of 55 miles on Sunday. Competitor Blue Origin plans to launch its founder, Jeff Bezos, to space on July 20. Blue Origin says Virgin Galactic's plane won't reach space because it doesn't pass the Kármán line 62 miles up. See more stories ...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, The New York Times, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, Faa, FAI, Branson


Billionaire Richard Branson is set to beat Jeff Bezos to space on Sunday. Their launches will differ in 3 big ways.

Richard Branson poses with the SpaceShipTwo, a six-passenger, two-pilot vehicle meant to ferry people into space, in Mojave, California, February 19, 2016. Billionaire Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic, plans to fly to the edge of space on Sunday. Branson will ride the company's space plane, which won't reach orbit. Branson is set to launch just nine days before Jeff Bezos flies on his own company's rocket. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billio...
Tags: Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Spaceshiptwo, Richard Branson, The New York Times, New Mexico, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Vms


Richard Branson aims to beat Jeff Bezos into space by nine days

Virgin Galactic founder has announced he will take off on board the next test flight on 11 JulyVirgin Galactic’s Richard Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos into space by nine days. Branson’s company announced on Thursday evening that its next test flight will take place on 11 July and that its founder will be among the six people on board. All other passengers are company employees. It will be only the fourth trip to space for Virgin Galactic.The winged rocket ship – the fir...
Tags: Space, Science, US, Virgin Galactic, Virgin, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, JulyVirgin Galactic



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