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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...
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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


William Shatner's trek to space is delayed as Blue Origin moves New Shepard's launch day

AP Photo/Steven Senne; Blue Origin; Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters Actor William Shatner was scheduled to visit space on a Blue Origin aircraft on Tuesday. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' spaceflight company, announced the launch was delayed because of weather. It's now expected to launch on Wednesday. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner was supposed to head to space on a Blue Origin aircraft on Tuesday, but the trip was delayed because of weather. The delay was announced by the spaceflight ...
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Blue Origin postpones William Shatner’s space flight by a day

William Shatner is heading to space on October 13th | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic  Jeff Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin said Sunday it will postpone the flight that is slated to fly William Shatner to space due to forecasted high winds at its launch site. The flight of the company’s New Shepard spacecraft is now scheduled for 9:30AM ET on October 13th, a day later than originally planned. It’s targeted to lift off from Blue Origin’s Launch Site One in Texas. A stat...
Tags: Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Star Trek, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, New Shepard, Wally Funk, Medidata, Chris Boshuizen, Oliver Daeman


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...
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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...
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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


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


Jeff Bezos Got as Much Morning Show Coverage in a Day as Climate Change Got All Last Year

On Tuesday, Jeff Bezos visited the edge of space. Upon returning, he said a bunch of inane things, from wanting to send all polluting industry off-planet to thanking “every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all of this.”Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Environment, Richard Branson, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Billionaire, Bezos, Katharine Hayhoe, Businesspeople, Wally Funk, Economy Of The United States, Industry Economics, Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos Got


Jeff Bezos's guests describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience: 'There was not quite enough room'

A screengrab from video recorded inside the New Shepard capsule shows (left to right) Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk in microgravity. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three others flew to the edge of space on Blue Origin's rocket Tuesday morning. Wally Funk, now the oldest person to reach space, said the flight was dark, short, and crowded. Overall, though, the passengers gave rave reviews. Funk said she would fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos' guest describe a short, crowded spaceflight experience: 'There was not quite enough room'

A screengrab from video recorded inside the New Shepard capsule shows. From left, Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, and Wally Funk in microgravity. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos and three others flew to the edge of space on Blue Origin's rocket Tuesday morning. Wally Funk, now the oldest person to reach space, said the flight was dark, short, and crowded. But overall, the passengers gave rave reviews. Funk said she would fly again. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Or...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Netherlands, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard


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


Lauren Sanchez, Jeff Bezos' family, and a former NFL player were among the crowd that welcomed the flight crew back to Earth - see who else was there

Jeff Bezos hugs his mom, Jackie, after his spaceflight. Blue Origin / New Shepard First Human Flight A swarm of well-wishers showed up for hugs and champagne after Jeff Bezos' spacecraft landed. The group included his parents, Mike and Jackie, and his son, Preston. Bezos' girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, and former NFL tight end Tony Gonzalez, were there too. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Tuesday morning, Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers floated down to the We...
Tags: Science, NFL, Trends, Earth, Features, Jeff Bezos, Tony Gonzalez, Jackie, Oliver, Blue Origin, Mark, Mike, Bezos, Sánchez, West Texas, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos took Amelia Earhart's goggles, a piece of canvas from the Wright Flyer, and other priceless pieces of aviation history to space

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos took Amelia Earhart's goggles with them to space on Tuesday. He said Earhart wore the goggles when she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo. They also brought canvas from the Wright Flyer and a medallion from the first hot air balloon flight. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos and the New Shepard crew brought Amelia Earhart's goggles with them to space during Tuesday's flight.During a post-flight press co...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Science, News, Trends, Atlantic, Space Travel, Amelia Earhart, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Amelia, Funk, Atlantic Ocean, Mark, Wright, Bezos


Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon employees and customers for paying for his jaunt to space: 'You guys paid for all of this'

Amazon cofounder Jeff Bezos, next to a rocket created by his space company Blue Origin. Blue Origin Billionaire Amazon cofounder Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon's customers for funding his space trip. "I want to thank every Amazon employee and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all of this," Bezos said. Critics have said that, rather than flying to space, Bezos should invest his billions on Earth. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. After a brief trip to spa...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, Billionaires, Retail, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard


Meet Oliver Daemen, the Dutch teenager who just flew on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight and became the youngest person ever to reach space

Oliver Daemen. Blue Origin Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands, just flew on Jeff Bezos' spaceflight. Daemen was Blue Origin's first paying customer and replaced the anonymous auction winner. Daemen has a pilots license, is fascinated by space, and will go to college for physics this fall. See more stories on Insider's business page. Oliver Daemen just made history as the youngest person to travel to space.On Tuesday, the Dutch teen joined Amazon and Blue Origin ...
Tags: Space, Science, Instagram, Trends, Netherlands, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Cnbc, Oliver, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, Max Verstappen, New Shepard, Amazon and Blue Origin, Tech Insider


Jeff Bezos says 'you have a very happy crew up here' as he returns to Earth after a successful flight to the edge of space

Jeff Bezos high fives a Blue Origin employee as he disembarks after a successful space flight. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos successfully flew to the edge of space and back on Tuesday. Bezos was joined by his brother Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. "You have a very happy crew up here," Bezos said as the crew floated back toward Earth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos and his fellow passengers have successfully ventured to the edge of space ...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Trends, Earth, Preston, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Jackie, Blue Origin, Mark, Mike, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard, Tech Insider, Avery Hartmans


Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos after he reached the edge of space: 'Impressive!'

Blue Origin Fellow billionaire Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos for reaching the edge of space Tuesday. "Impressive! Very best to all the crew from me and all the team at @virgingalactic," Branson tweeted. Branson joined Virgin Galactic's first full crew flight on July 11. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fellow billionaire Richard Branson congratulated Jeff Bezos for reaching the edge of space on Tuesday morning. Bezos joined his brother, Mark Bezos, 82-year-...
Tags: Science, News, Nbc, Trends, Tom Hanks, Virgin Galactic, Justin Bieber, Billionaires, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Virgin Airlines, Blue Origin, Bezos, Tech Insider, Mark Bezos


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


Eagle-eyed viewers might have noticed a small white rectangle on the window of the Blue Origin spacecraft. See the postcard 82-year-old astronaut Wally Funk took to space.

Blue Origin 82-year-old astronaut Wally Funk took a postcard to space that can be seen in the New Shepard's window. Funk said she will take a photo of herself with the postcard with the Earth behind her. The 82-year-old is the oldest US astronaut to ever go into space after training for it in the 1960s. See more stories on Insider's business page. During Blue Origin's space launch on Tuesday, viewers may have noticed a small white rectangle on one of the New Shepard's wind...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Earth, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Funk, John Glenn, Shepard, New Shepard, Tech Insider, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk, Ariane Cornell, Grace Kay


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, with no pilot or spacesuit. His flight will be unlike any before it.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on Tuesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is set to launch to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. Bezos and his fellow passengers will experience weightlessness for about three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior launch, with no pilot and probably no spacesuits. Sign up for the 10 Things in Tech daily newsletter. Jeff Bezos is preparing to...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Branson


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


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


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


‘No one has waited longer’: trailblazing female pilot Wally Funk will go to space with Bezos

Funk who was denied the job of astronaut in the 1960s over her gender, will be the oldest person ever to travel into spaceWally Funk, a trailblazing female pilot denied the job of astronaut in the 1960s over her gender, will finally get the chance to fulfill her dreams of going into space.Billionaire and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Thursday on Instagram that Funk will be part of a four-person crew set to be launched into space by Blue Origin during a 10-minute flight on his rocket New Sh...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Technology, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Funk, Bezos, Wally Funk


Meet Wally Funk, the woman cheated out of the space race

In 1961, when 22 year old aviator Wallace ‘Wally’ Funk headed to an astronaut test centre in Albuquerque, New Mexico with $10 in her pocket, she was hell bent on being one of the first women in space. There, she successfully passed rigorous physical tests, including ice cold water being poured into her ears and electric shocks, before becoming one of the Mercury 13 - the collective name for the 13 American women who had passed the Lovelace Women in Space Program. Those early astronaut tests have...
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