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Rocket Report: Virgin Galactic stands down, SpaceX faces environmental lawsuit (ars technica)

Enlarge / Blue Origin's New Shepard launches its second human spaceflight on Wednesday. (credit: Blue Origin) Welcome to Edition 4.20 of the Rocket Report! If this is edition 4.20 of the newsletter, you know we're going to bring extra smoke. So let's get to it. As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-...
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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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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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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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William Shatner will launch into space with paper 'Star Trek' toys that Jeff Bezos made when he was 9

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner is due to launch into space on a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday. Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos said Shatner had agreed to take some mementos into space for him. They are paper "Star Trek" toys Bezos made for himself as a child, he said. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is due to blast into space on Wednesday onboard a rocket made by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space exp...
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Jeff Bezos made paper Star Trek toys when he was 9, and William Shatner is taking them into space

Actor William Shatner (left) and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Steven Senne/Tony Gutierrez/AP William Shatner is due to launch into space on a Blue Origin rocket on Wednesday. Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos said Shatner had agreed to take some mementos into space for him. They are paper "Star Trek" toys Bezos made for himself as a child, he said. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is due to blast into space on Wednesday onboard a rocket made by Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space exp...
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William Shatner launched to space this morning

Captain Kirk took a brief trip to space this morning. William Shatner, 90, lifted off aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket along with crewmates Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, and Audrey Powers. " It's indescribable," Shatner said upon landing. From the New York Times: Blue Origin says the crew's capsule reached a peak altitude of 65.8 miles after ascending atop New Shepard at speeds of up to 2,235 miles per hour. — Read the rest
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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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Shatner admits he’s ‘a little frightened’ about Wednesday’s rocket ride

William Shatner says he’s “a little frightened” about Wednesday’s rocket ride that will see him become the oldest person to travel to the edge of space.
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William Shatner revealed that Blue Origin won't allow its astronauts to sell anything they take into space

William Shatner has a seat to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Blue Origin William Shatner revealed that Blue Origin bans astronauts from selling mementos they bring to space. The TV star is set to launch into the edge of space on Wednesday morning in a Blue Origin rocket. Blue Origin gives astronauts a small blue bag they can fill with souvenirs to take into space. Blue Origin allows astronauts to bring a small, blue bag of keepsakes into the edge of space w...
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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...
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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...
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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 on his space mission with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin: 'I'm thrilled and anxious and a little nervous and a little frightened'

AP Photo/Steven Senne "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is "thrilled and anxious and a little nervous" about seeing space. Shatner, who played Captain Kirk, will be on an October 12 rocket launch of Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. The 90-year-old joked to The Today Show that his preparation has included having some apple pie. See more stories on Insider's business page. "Star Trek" actor William Shatner has a lot of feelings about his trip to space next week.Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin a...
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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...
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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...
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Blue Origin plans to blast William Shatner into space on its New Shepard rocket in October, reports say

At 90 years old, William Shatner would be the oldest man to ever be launched into space. Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic "Star Trek" actor William Shatner is reportedly going to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket. The 15-minute civilian flight is expected to take place in October, TMZ reported. Sources close to Shatner told TMZ that the flight will be filmed for an upcoming documentary. See more stories on Insider's business page. William Shatner is preparing for a trip to sp...
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Now you can own a replica of the rocket that sent Jeff Bezos into space for just $69

Blue Origin rocket "New Shepard" transported Jeff Bezos and four other people into space on July 20. Blue Origin On July 20, the billionaire Amazon cofounder Jeff Bezos briefly went to space. This November, you can own a replica model of the rocket that transported him for just $69.99. The ship looks familiar: "My sister has one of them in her drawer," one YouTube commenter said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. On July 20, the billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos b...
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Jeff Bezos Dick Rocket Goes on Sale for $69 in Scale Model Form

Model rocket maker Estes is releasing a 1/66th scale model of the Blue Origin rocket New Shepard, meaning that anyone will be able to launch their own version of the spacecraft 400 feet into the air. But if you’re wondering, yes, the Estes version looks exactly like the real version. Which is to say that it looks like…Read more...
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Blue Origin Employees Are Jumping Ship

schwit1 writes: Jeff Bezos might have felt triumphant when he rocketed toward the edge of space last month, but apparently the same can't be said about other employees at Blue Origin. On Friday, CNBC was first to report that over a dozen engineers had left Bezos's company in recent weeks, with some departing for high-ranking roles at rival spaceflight outfits. Among the major names that departed Blue Origin were Nitin Arora -- the lead engineer on Blue Origin's lunar lander program -- and Laur...
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Blue Origin has a new publicity strategy: Posting salty graphics that trash competitors like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic

Jeff Bezos (left) and Elon Musk (right) have a longstanding rivalry. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Joe Skipper/Reuters Blue Origin seems to have a new strategy for boosting its image and trashing competitors: salty graphics. The rocket company posted jabs at SpaceX and NASA online after NASA snubbed its lunar lander. Blue Origin previously fired shots at Virgin Galactic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos in 2000, is b...
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While the wealthy are spending millions to be weightless in space, one aviation firm is selling the experience on Earth for a fraction of the cost

The Zero G Boeing 727 aircraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Zero Gravity Corporation offers flights onboard a plane that's sole mission is to achieve zero gravity. Flights start at $7,500 and flyers experience weightlessness 15 different times. The aircraft is going on tour around the US through December. See more stories on Insider's business page. Humans don't need to go to space to experience zero gravity. Richard Branson floats in zero gravity in Virgin Galactic's spac...
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Jeff Bezos' 18-year-old space-flight companion reportedly told him he had never bought anything from Amazon before

Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew (L-R) Oliver Daemen, Mark Bezos, Jeff Bezos, and Wally Funk hold a press conference flew into space on July 20, 2021. Joe Raedle/Getty Images On their Blue Origin trip, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen told Jeff Bezos he'd never bought from Amazon. Bezos replied, "Oh, wow, it's a long time ago I heard someone say that," Daemen told Reuters. Amazon revenue was key to funding the trip; Bezos has thanked Amazon workers for making it possible. See more stories o...
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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...
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SCOTT GALLOWAY: Bezos' Blue Origin trip was an empty-calories honor for an 'egonaut,' not an astronaut

Jeff Bezos walks with Lauren Sanchez ahead of Blue Origin spaceflight. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway shares why he thinks Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin flight wasn't the milestone it's chalked up to be. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ever since the first tr...
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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...
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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...
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