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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Wants To Build a Tourism Space Station Nearly As Big As the ISS

Blue Origin, the rocket and space tourism company founded by Jeff Bezos, is proposing a massive new commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" that could be used to host science experiments, vacation getaways, and potentially even in-space manufacturing. CNN reports: The company plans to work alongside startup Sierra Space to bring the space station to fruition, and Boeing plans to design a research module on the station, though there are no guarantees the companies can make it happen. Such ...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Michele Tantussi/Reuters Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Tesla just hit a $1 trillion valuation. The move makes Tesla the second-fastest company to ever reach the milestone valuation, just slightly behind Facebook. How it got there.Helping drive Tesla's valuation was news that rental-car company Hertz plac...
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Blue Origin: Jeff Bezos unveils plans for 'space business park'

His space company Blue Origin hopes its venture will replace the International Space Station.
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Blue Origin wants to build a space station for ‘exotic hospitality’

Not content with 10-minute tourism rides to the edge of space, Jeff Bezos now wants to take a giant leap all of his own and build an orbital space station.
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin unveils plans to occupy space

Jeff Bezos apparently wasn’t satisfied with merely flying through space. The world’s richest person now wants to occupy it. Bezos’ Blue Origin on Monday announced plans to build a commercial space station by the end of the decade. Announcing #OrbitalReef – a commercial space station transforming human space travel and opening access to new markets. Our team developing the premier commercial destination in low Earth orbit: @BlueOrigin @SierraSpaceCo @BoeingSpace @RedwireSpace @ASU https://t.co/PP...
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Blue Origin, Boeing Chart Course for 'Business Park' in Space

(Reuters) - Billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin on Monday unveiled plans to develop a commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" with...
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin unveils plans for Orbital Reef, a 'business park' in outer space

Blue Origin Blue Origin will work with Sierra Space and Boeing to deploy a commercial space station. The station, "Orbital Reef," reflects Jeff Bezos' vision of performing carbon-heavy jobs in space. The station will be leased out for work, research, and tourism. Blue Origin announced plans to build its own commercial space station on Monday.The company plans to deploy the space station, called "Orbital Reef," between 2025 and 2030. Jeff Bezos' space venture plans to use the stati...
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin wants to build a tourism space station

Blue Origin, the rocket and space tourism company founded by Jeff Bezos, is proposing a massive new commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" that could be used to host science experiments, vacation getaways, and potentially even in-space manufacturing.
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin wants to build a tourism space station nearly as big as the ISS

Blue Origin, the rocket and space tourism company founded by Jeff Bezos, is proposing a massive new commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" that could be used to host science experiments, vacation getaways, and potentially even in-space manufacturing.
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90-year-old William Shatner had less than 2 hours of sleep and went horse riding with Jeff Bezos before Blue Origin spaceflight, his wingman says

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (right). AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner rode horses with Jeff Bezos the day before his Blue Origin launch, his wingman said. Don DiCostanzo, CEO of Pedego Bikes, spent a week with Shatner before and after his spaceflight. Shatner, 90, had two hours of sleep before launch and kept going until the evening, per DiCostanzo. William Shatner, the oldest person to blast into space, got hardly any sleep befor...
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‘What a fool’: fellow actors criticise William Shatner’s space flight

Dame Joan Collins and Brian Cox unimpressed by historic trip, saying ‘let’s take care of this planet first’The Star Trek actor William Shatner’s recent historic space flight saw him boldly go where some fellow actors refuse to follow, as the nonagenarian was labelled a “fool” for taking part in his record-breaking jaunt.Dame Joan Collins, who once appeared in an episode of the science fiction series, and the Succession star Brian Cox, are both unimpressed by Shatner, at 90, becoming the oldest p...
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Elon Musk is predicted to become the world's first trillionaire, thanks to SpaceX. Here's how the dual CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech.

Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is worth $242 billion. He who was born in South Africa, has been married three times, and has six sons. Musk is a controversial leader who has incited lawsuits and SEC investigations. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk may already be the world's richest person. But if one analyst's prediction comes true, he could become the world's first trillionaire. Morgan Stanley Ad...
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Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg were rivals long before Dorsey mocked Facebook's metaverse plan. Theirs is just one of a dozen yearslong feuds between some of the world's most powerful tech leaders.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Joe Raedle/Getty Images; Mark Lennihan/AP Photo While there are many close friendships in Silicon Valley, there are also plenty of feuds. Some appear to be friendly rivalries, like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle founder Larry Ellison. Others are more contentious: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, for example, have been feuding for years. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground for rivalries. In a place where world-changing ideas...
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A former Virgin Galactic test pilot who says he was fired after 6 years is joining Blue Origin

Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson next to Mark Stucky, who says he has now joined Blue Origin. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Virgin Galactic's former lead test pilot told CNN he's joining Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. Mark Stucky said he was fired after six years at Virgin Galactic, and the company didn't say why. Stucky said he might not be able to fly at Blue Origin because its rockets don't require pilots. A former Virgin Galactic test pilot who says he was fi...
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Former lead Virgin Galactic test pilot takes new gig at Blue Origin

Mark "Forger" Stucky, who for six years headed the test pilot program at space company Virgin Galactic before he says he was fired earlier this year, is taking a job with the company's chief competitor, Blue Origin.
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This is what happens to your body if you die in space

As space travel for recreational purposes is becoming a very real possibility, there could come a time when we are traveling to other planets for holidays, or perhaps even to live. Commercial space company Blue Origin has already started sending paying customers on suborbital flights. And Elon Musk hopes to start a base on Mars with his firm SpaceX. This means we need to start thinking about what it will be like to live in space – but also what will happen if someone dies there. After death here...
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How did Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin fail to dominate the billionaire space race?

The company employs the world’s top engineers and has access to unlimited money but is plagued by safety concerns and toxic workplace cultureThe billionaire space race is only a race by name. In actuality, there is SpaceX – and everyone else.Only the company founded by Elon Musk nearly two decades ago has sent a rocket booster into orbit and landed it safely again. Only SpaceX has landed a rocket the size of a 15-storey building on a drone ship in the middle of the ocean. Only SpaceX has carried...
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William Shatner pushes back at Prince William after space trip, saying he has 'the wrong idea' about spaceflight

Blue Origin Prince William said people partaking in space tourism should focus on fixing problems on Earth first. William Shatner said the royal has "got the wrong idea" and defended space travel. The Star Trek actor went to the edge of space on Wednesday morning in a Blue Origin rocket. Star Trek actor William Shatner pushed back at Prince William over his recent comments about space tourism, saying the British royal has "got the wrong idea" about space travel.In an interview this week,...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

SOPA Images / Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. LinkedIn is shutting down its Chinese site. The company is sunsetting its local site after drawing criticism for censoring profiles with content considered offensive to the country's government. It will be replaced by InJobs, a job application site...
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William Shatner made a light dig at Jeff Bezos' playfulness on the Blue Origin flight in July: 'I don't want to throw Skittles - I want to look out the window'

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner took a light jab at Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos in a Today Show interview on Thursday. The "Star Trek" actor said, "I don't want to throw Skittles - I want to look out the window." Bezos had thrown Skittles with Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen on his Blue Origin flight in July. When William Shatner went up into space on Wednesday, he spent a lot of time glued to the wi...
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‘This comforter of blue’: how Shatner’s blast into space became an ode to Earth

Captain Kirk’s profound reflection on our home planet was an ironic outcome for a trip that was meant to boost space travelThere’s nothing like a vacation to make you appreciate home.That seemed to be the sentiment behind William Shatner’s words as he returned from a brief journey to space on Wednesday. In remarks filmed after he landed, the actor described having had “the most profound experience I can imagine”. Continue reading...
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Elon Musk congratulates Jeff Bezos for Blue Origin flight, saying it was 'cool' to send 90-year-old 'Star Trek' actor William Shatner to space

Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos (left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/Axel Springer SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has congratulated Jeff Bezos for Blue Origin's spaceflight on Wednesday. Musk tweeted that it was "cool" to send 90-year-old "Star Trek" actor William Shatner to space. Before the trip, he had tweeted "Godspeed Captain," referencing Shatner's portrayal of Captain Kirk. Elon Musk has shared his congratulations with Jeff Bezos for another successful human spaceflight...
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Video shows Jeff Bezos interrupting William Shatner's emotional speech to spray Champagne

William Shatner tells Jeff Bezos about his spaceflight experience in a screenshot from Blue Origin's livestream. Blue Origin William Shatner spoke emotionally with Jeff Bezos about his trip to space on a Blue Origin rocket. Video shows Bezos interrupting him at one point to ask for a bottle of Champagne to spray. Shatner then stops speaking, though Bezos at one point said he wanted to hear what Shatner had to say. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin sent the "Star Trek" star William Shatner to...
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Blue Origin releases first footage showing Shatner in space

Star Trek legend William Shatner became the oldest man to visit space on Wednesday. Footage released by Blue Origin shows the nonagenarian enjoying the ride.
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See Shatner's emotional remarks after landing

Actor William Shatner speaks with Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos after landing from a sub-orbital space flight aboard the New Shepard.
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Video from Blue Origin's spaceship shows William Shatner gazing at Earth: 'No description can equal this'

William Shatner gazes at Earth from the window of Blue Origin's New Shepard capsule, October 13, 2021. Blue Origin William Shatner flew to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. New video from the spaceship shows the 90-year-old "Star Trek" actor gazing in awe at Earth below. Shatner seemed to experienced the "overview effect" - a profound sense of awe, fragility, and humanity. New video from inside Blue Origin's spaceship shows 90-year-old acto...
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Blue Origin takes Shatner, 3 others to space

Hollywood's Captain Kirk, 90-year-old William Shatner, blasts into space and reaches the final frontier aboard a ship built by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company. (Oct. 13)       [Author: AP Domestic]
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William Shatner cried telling Jeff Bezos about his flight to space: 'I hope I never recover from this'

Jeff Bezos pins astronaut wings on William Shatner after the "Star Trek" star's spaceflight on October 13, 2021. Blue Origin William Shatner flew to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Wednesday. Upon landing back on Earth, an emotional Shatner shared his reflections on the flight with Jeff Bezos. Shatner said looking at the blackness of space was like looking at death: "I hope I never recover from this." William Shatner poured his heart out on camera after...
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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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Emotional Shatner: Most profound experience I can imagine

Actor William Shatner speaks with Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos after landing from a sub-orbital space flight aboard the New Shepard.
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