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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


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


Several current and former Blue Origin employees have accused the company of sacrificing safety in order to win the space race

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin Blue Origin / Getty Images Blue Origin sacrificed safety to compete with other billionaires, current and former employees said. The former head of Blue Origin Employee Communications and 20 others made the statement. They said "making progress for Jeff" Bezos "seemed to take precedence over safety concerns." See more stories on Insider's business page. Current and former employees of Blue Origin accused the company of sacrificing safety in order to wi...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, News UK, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Jeff, Bezos, Tech Insider, Sinead Baker, Speed desk, Blue Origin Blue Origin Getty Images Blue Origin, Blue Origin Employee Communications, Jeff Bezos Alexandra 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


There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos' rocket looks exactly like, you know, that

A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile. New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company roc...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, Blue Origin, Reuters


There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos's rocket looks exactly like, you know, that.

A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile. New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company roc...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Falcon, Blue Origin, Reuters


Meet the crew: Jeff Bezos is launching to the edge of space with his brother, an 82-year-old aviator, and a Dutch teen

Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Blue Origin has finally revealed the identities of all the passengers on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight. The crew includes Mark Bezos, Jeff's younger brother, and Wally Funk, an 82-year-old aviator. They'll be joined by Oliver Daemen, a Dutch teen who will be Blue Origin's first paying customer. See more stories on Insider's business page. The richest person on Earth is about to rocket to the edge of ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Netherlands, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Afp, Mark, Jeff


Richard Branson flies to edge of space in Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane

Branson’s Virgin Galactic went into sub-orbital flight days ahead of a rival launch by Jeff BezosThe British entrepreneur Richard Branson has successfully flown to the edge of space and back in his Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane, days ahead of a rival launch by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as the two billionaires compete to kick off a new era of space tourism.Seventeen years after Branson founded Virgin Galactic to develop commercial spacecraft and cater to future space tourists, the space...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Space, Science, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Jeff, Spaceport America


Plush Butts, Star Wars Aliens, and Star Trek Army Men Lead the Week's Best Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular post celebrating the end of the week by looking at all the silly toys that will make us willingly empty our wallets. This week, Lego’s sitcom prowess grows with a trip to Seinfeld, Hasbro reveals its Star Wars PulseCon exclusives, and Pokébutts. Yes, you heard us. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Lego, Nintendo, Butts, Hasbro, Jeff Bridges, Action Figures, Larry David, Transformers, George, Newman, Kramer


Making Mass Effect Recognize My Queerness Was Worth the Wait

Coming into Bioware’s recent release of its beloved sci-fi saga Mass Effect in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, I knew that I wanted to re-experience the video games’ journey in a way I had tried and failed to as a young teenager: to cast my Commander Shepard as a proud, gay man. Doing so was a reward in and of itself,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ai, Jack, RPG, Ashley Williams, Jeff, Moreau, Shepard, BioWare, Mass Effect, Windows Games, Shephard, Fictional Characters, Asari, Steve Cortez


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


Jurassic World: Dominion's Main Characters Will Have Parallel Storylines

Jurassic World: Dominion, the third Jurassic World film and sixth Jurassic Park film, is still a year away, but with news of its first scene screening in IMAX later this month, we’re starting to get a few more hints to what we can expect. We already knew it would pick up after the events of Jurassic World: Fallen…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Jurassic Park, Imax, Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Chris Pratt, Colin Trevorrow, Jeff, Sam Neill, Dominion, Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Ian Malcolm Jeff Goldblum, Claire Dearing


Xplore forges partnerships for spacecraft propulsion system and in-space refueling

Seattle-based Xplore has selected two new technologies for propelling and refueling its Xcraft spacecraft as it makes its way to the moon and beyond. Xplore is designing Xcraft to serve as a "space as a service" platform for payloads heading beyond Earth orbit, to the moon, Mars, Venus and other deep-space destinations. Founded by veteran investors Jeff and Lisa Rich, the company aims to have its first mission to the moon launched as early as next year. The Xcraft design will incorporate feature...
Tags: Science, Earth, Seattle, Jeff, Lisa Rich, Xplore, Xcraft


Huge Storms Sweep the South, Resulting in At Least Three Fatalities

Violent storms across swathes of the Southeast have caused several deaths and caused major flooding this weekend, with landslides also reported in several areas. Rain in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee reached an astonishing one to one and a half feet, according to CBS News contributing meteorologist Jeff…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cbs News, Tennessee, Meteorology, Rain, Storms, Tornado, Extreme Weather, South, Jeff, Mississippi Alabama


With $137 Billion at Stake, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos to Divorce

“After a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends,” the pair tweeted on Wednesday. While Wall Street took the announcement in stride, investors will be watching to see if the divorce settlement affects Bezos’s control of Amazon.
Tags: Science, Jeff, Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos


Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Announce Pursuit of New Romantic Ventures

Jeff Bezos surprised fans and investors this morning with news that him and long-time romantic partner MacKenzie Bezos (neé Tuttle) would be divorcing. Read more...
Tags: Science, Divorce, Jeff Bezos, Jeff, Tuttle, MacKenzie Bezos, Partners In Ventures


LEGO Bastion's Price Just Got Nerfed, Thanks Jeff

Thanks to his recent buff, Bastion is a lot more viable as a counter to the obnoxious GOATS comp. Paired with Symmetra, Mercy and Orisa, he’s a serious contender for this patch’s most improved character. Oh, and his Lego counterpart is currently the cheapest we’ve ever seen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Amazon deals, Jeff, Orisa, Lego Deals


'Is Ambassador Kislyak in the Room?' Jeff Sessions Jokes About Russia Ties During Conference

The attorney general's relationship with Russia is under scrutiny
Tags: Science, Russia, Jeff, Kislyak


Weekly Roundup, Friday 20 October, 2017

An image of a rider about to take-off on a Russian ‘Hoversurf’ hoverbike. Can you see the appalling problem present? Answer at end of newsletter. Good morning A nostalgic farewell wave to AOL’s Instant Messenger – another technology and company that started off on the leading edge of something that had yet to be given the name of ‘social media’, but which failed to keep moving forward, and instead fell further and further back into the oblivion of irrelevance.  December 15 sees its closure.  T...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Motorola, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, Science, London, Australia, France, Miscellaneous, US, San Francisco, Newsletter, Tesla


Weekly Roundup, Friday 14 April, 2017

Prague – always one of the highlights of any Christmas Markets tour. Our lovely historic hotel is five minutes walk from this central Christmas Market. Good morning Yes!  I’ve now published the full details for this year’s Christmas Markets cruise along the Danube.  It promises to be the best cruise yet – both the cruise itself, and the pre and post touring, too.  Unlike airlines, Amawaterways keeps improving their ships and service, and I do my best to build on each year’s experiences to tweak...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, Science, London, Australia, Miscellaneous, US, Newsletter, Chicago, Danube, Prague, Vienna, Current Affairs, Virgin Galactic



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