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Jeff Bezos chauffeured William Shatner and the rest of the Blue Origin flight crew to the site of Wednesday's rocket launch

Blue Origin founder and ex-Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Blue Origin Jeff Bezos drove William Shatner and the rest of the crew to the Blue Origin launch site for Wednesday's spaceflight. Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in "Star Trek," can be seen in the backseat. The flight is Bezos's spaceflight company's second with passengers. Actor William Shatner and the rest of the Blue Origin flight crew had a special driver to the site of Wednesday's rocket launch.Blue Origin fou...
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Star Trek, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Blue Origin, Space Race, Bezos, James T Kirk, Shatner, Andy Jassy, Tech Insider, Rivian


Read the email Blue Origin's CEO sent to staff addressing allegations of sexism, safety risks and a toxic work culture

Reuters Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith responded to allegations of a toxic workplace in a companywide email. Smith called allegations that the company ignored safety concerns "uninformed and simply incorrect." The internal email comes after an open letter from "current and former employees" alleged the company dismissed safety concerns and sexism. See more stories on Insider's business page. Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith on Thursday sent an email to staff addressing allegations that Jeff Bezos...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Cbs, Jeff Bezos, Smith, Cnbc, Blue Origin, Space Race, Bezos, Abrams, Bob Smith, Tech Insider, Team Blue


Malfunctioning rocket takes off sideways

When the US firm Astra tried to launch its latest rocket up to low-earth orbit, one of the engines failed on the launch pad — so instead of going up, the rocket remained upright but shuffled off sideways, almost like it was slinking out of the room. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, US, Rockets, Spaceflight, Space Race, Astra, 3-2-1 Liftoff


'Whitey on the Moon' poem garners social media attention on anniversary of moon landing, Bezos's spaceflight

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket takes off on July 20, 2021 with Jeff Bezos on board. Tony Gutierrez/AP Billionaire Jeff Bezos launched into space on Tuesday, the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. Gil Scott-Heron, the revolutionary poet and soul artist, released "Whitey on the Moon" in 1970. The poem resurfaced on social media in response to the billionaire space race. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gil Scott-Heron's poem "Whitey on the Moon" has been used in ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Poem, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Billionaire, Blue Origin, Space Race, Moon Landing, Bezos


Jeff Bezos shares video of Oliver Daemen, the 18-year-old who will fly with him and become the youngest person to go to space

Oliver Daemen, 18, will fly to space with billionaire Jeff Bezos on Tuesday. Jeff Bezos/Instagram Jeff Bezos shared a video to Instagram on Sunday sharing more information about 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. Daemen will join Bezos on Blue Origin's New Shepard on Tuesday when it flys to the edge of space. Daemen will be the youngest person to ever fly to space and says he feels a "responsibility" to get young people interested in space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amaz...
Tags: Space, News, Instagram, Trends, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Space Race, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard, Wally, Amazon and Blue Origin, Tech Insider, Rocketship, Daemen, Wally Funk


Jeff Bezos and his fellow Blue Origin astronauts have started training for Tuesday's space flight. 'New Shepard is ready to fly,' the company said.

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 and his fellow soon-to-be astronauts have begun training for their suborbital flight on Blue Origin's New Shepard. Bezos will fly to the edge of space with his brother, Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daeman. The rocket has undergone necessary safety checks and is ready to go, Blue Origin officials said Sunday. See more sto...
Tags: News, US, Trends, Earth, Getty Images, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Jeff Bezos, Cornell, Blue Origin, Space Race, Mark, Bezos, West Texas, New Shepard, Karman


Russia And China Versus US And Its Partners In New Tech-Focused Space Race? Bring It On

The budding international space rivalry isn’t without its thorns.
Tags: Technology, Law, Finance, China, Russia, US, Space Race, Jonathan Wolf, ATL Finance, Finance Docket


Watches & Wonders 2021: Louis Moinet Brings The Space Race To Life With Their Unique Moon Series

With every watch comes a story, whether personal or one of the world’s biggest events. A story connected to a watch is often the most powerful aspect of a watch. But what if the watch becomes the actual storyteller? By doing so, a watch becomes more than just a timepiece. It becomes art. Louis Moinet […] Visit Watches & Wonders 2021: Louis Moinet Brings The Space Race To Life With Their Unique Moon Series to read the full article.
Tags: Watches, Space Race, Tourbillon, Rose Gold, Watch Releases, Louis Moinet, Watches and Wonders, Box Set, 2021 Watches And Wonders, Watches and Wonders 2021


Biden's biggest foreign-policy challenge will be out of this world

The Air Force launches a Wideband Global SATCOM satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, March 18, 2017. US Air Force/United Launch Alliance President-elect Joe Biden will enter office and face a panoply of challenges all over the world, in addition to an array of problems at home. But growing competition in space, on which everyday life is increasingly reliant, presents a long-term challenge that the US needs to address, writes Stewart Patrick, a senior fellow at the Co...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Politics, Opinion, China, Russia, India, US, America, Trends, Eu, Joe Biden, Nasa, Earth, United States


Star Wars Author J.W. Rinzler Goes to the Moon With His New Book

Star Wars. Indiana Jones. Alien. Planet of the Apes. Author J.W. Rinzler has written books on them all. However, for his latest project, he’s tackling a story that’s more famous than all those iconic movies combined: the Space Race.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Interview, Disney, History, Sci Fi, Rockets, Lucasfilm, Space Race, Apollo 11, Wernher von Braun, J W Rinzler, Jw Rinzler, All Up, Permuted Press


Farewell to Mathematician Katherine Johnson, Crucial “Hidden Figure” at NASA in the ’60s Space Race

From her time as a childhood math prodigy in West Virginia to her crucial role as a “computer” at NASA, where her calculations helped lead astronauts into orbit and then the moon, black mathematician Katherine Johnson was a pioneering figure in spaceflight. Johnson’s work was critical to NASA’s earlier successes—especially during the space race—but they wouldn’t get mainstream recognition until President Barack Obama awarded her …
Tags: Math, Design, West Virginia, Barack Obama, Nasa, Culture, Space Travel, Obituaries, Mathematics, Johnson, Linkaboutit, Space Race, Katherine Johnson


Soviet Space Graphics: Cosmic Visions From the USSR

Made in collaboration with the Moscow Design Museum, Alexandra Sankova’s Soviet Space Graphics: Cosmic Visions From the USSR (out 1 April on Phaidon) chronicles the Cold War-era graphics that accompanied ambitious plans for outer space exploration—most notably the race to the moon. While some images were pulled from popular-science magazines, others take creative liberty in depicting extraterrestrial visits, life found outside of our solar system, and …
Tags: Space, Design, Russia, Graphics, Moscow, Ussr, Graphic Design, Space Race, Soviet Design, Outer Space, Phaidon, Moscow Design Museum, Alexandra Sankova


Why we don’t understand what a space race means

Fifty years after the first moon landing, a quantum leap is underway in space as a domain of human activity. Although most regular people are unaware of it, the global space economy has rapidly grown to almost US$400 billion in size, and will likely more than triple by 2040 (compared to 2017). The space economy is now already made up of hundreds of actors, from space agencies to private companies to start-ups. Over 70 countries have space programs and 14 have launch capabilities. These developme...
Tags: Books, Spacex, Featured, France, China, Russia, India, US, America, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Washington Dc, United Nations, Journals, John F Kennedy


How Alexei Leonov Survived the Harrowing First Spacewalk

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, passed away this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Race, Cosmonauts, Alexei Leonov, Soviet Space Program


Vice President Pence Gives NASA Five Years to Put Americans Back on the Moon—or Else

Speaking on behalf of President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence directed NASA to put American astronauts on the moon “within the next five years” at the fifth meeting of the National Space Council on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Donald Trump, Space Race, Mike Pence, National Space Council, Space Policy, Human Spacelight


These 5 Companies Are Creating the Opportunity of the Century

History has shown that a single event can launch the dreams of a generation, and this one is hanging right over your head! (You have noticed it, right?) Moonshot I grew up in what I like to call the Apollo Generation. We were lucky enough to be born at a time when we could witness ...
Tags: Innovation, Space Race, Moon Race, Moonshot Ideas, Moonshot innovation


The history of manned space flight [infographic]

The Soviet Union launched the first man-made satellite, Sputnik, into space in October 1957, initiating the scientific rivalry between the USSR and the United States at the height of the Cold War. In the subsequent decades, the Soviet and American space programs traded milestones as they each embarked upon manned space flight and the exploration of space. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space in 1961, and in 1969 the US closed out the decade with astronauts walking on the s...
Tags: Books, Space, Spacex, Florida, Technology, Featured, US, America, Cold War, History, Earth, United States, International Space Station, John F Kennedy, Ussr, Astronauts


NASA legend Katherine Johnson turns 100 years old this week

So much of what we know about spaceflight, the moon and beyond can be attributed to mathematician Katherine Johnson. During the United States' race to the stars against the Soviet Union, Johnson served as one of NASA's "Human Computers," noodling out complicated math problems with nothing more than the brawn of her brains, a bit of chalk and an immeasurable amount of will. From Space.com: Johnson's most famous work, spotlighted in [the movie] "Hidden Figures," was for John Glenn's orbital mi...
Tags: Post, News, Nasa, United States, Johnson, Space Race, Glenn, Katherine Johnson, John Glenn, Hidden Figures, Math Is Hard


Women may be immune to brain damage from cosmic rays, study finds

In a recent paper, researchers show that female mice are immune to the cognitive damage that results from simulated space radiation. The study may pave the way toward treating this hazardous consequence of space travel. The post Women may be immune to brain damage from cosmic rays, study finds appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Research, Nasa, Radiation, Space Race, Emerging Tech, Space Weather


One of the original Sputnik-1 prototypes sells for nearly $850k

One of the few surviving Soviet Sputnik-1 models, created during Russia’s Cold War Space Race with the U.S., sold at auction at Bonhams for $847,500. That is a whole lot more than was expected! The post One of the original Sputnik-1 prototypes sells for nearly $850k appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Russia, Trends, Sputnik, Auction, Space Race, Emerging Tech, Bonhams, Bonhams auction, Sputnik-1


We want to live in the space colonies NASA engineers dreamed up in 1975

The idea of a space colony may seem beyond our engineering potential, however, the proposal is well without our capabilities. NASA has unveiled a series of space colony designs over the years and here are a few of our favorite vintage illustrations from the 1970s. The post We want to live in the space colonies NASA engineers dreamed up in 1975 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Space, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, The moon, Space Race, Emerging Tech, Space Colony, Outer Space, Space Colonies


The raddest NASA space colony illustrations from the 1970s

The idea of a space colony may seem beyond our engineering potential, however, the proposal is well without our capabilities. NASA has unveiled a series of space colony designs over the years and here are a few of our favorite vintage illustrations from the 1970s. The post The raddest NASA space colony illustrations from the 1970s appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Space, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, The moon, Space Race, Emerging Tech, Space Colony, Outer Space, Space Colonies


Nuking the moon, and 5 more insane space missions that never happened

Over the years, scientists have proposed some rather bizarre missions to better understand our cosmos. Here are 6 of the weirdest space missions ever considered. The post Nuking the moon, and 5 more insane space missions that never happened appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Cold War, Nasa, Moon, Space Race, Cool Tech, Space Missions


Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures is a tremendous pun. It means the women who worked for NASA from the 1940s to send people into space and back again. It also means the numbers … Continue reading →
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Nasa, Mathematics, 1950s, Segregation, Space Race, Entries by Kate, Non-fiction: history, Margot Lee Shetterly, 1960's, Non-fiction: science


Jeff Bezos Declares No Shitting in His Sexy Spacecraft

Jeff Bezos has many hobbies: he enjoys doing an Amazon, reading a Washington Post, and occasionally, dabbling in a space thing at Blue Origin. Lately, he’s been all about the latter, focusing much of his attention on one-upping Elon Musk promoting his aerospace company’s space tourism vehicle, New Shepard, which will…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Space Race, No No No


SpaceX Wants You to Start Saving for Your (Possibly Deadly) Trip to Mars

Elon Musk wants to take you to Mars, but he also wants your sweet Earthling dollars to do that—hundreds of thousands of them, at least. With SpaceX’s most recent success, in which the company launched a reused rocket into orbital space for the first time ever, Mars enthusiasts and billionaires alike are buzzing to…Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Mars, Aerospace, Space Race


Is Blue Origin's Tourist Capsule Sexier Than SpaceX's?

The dick measuring contest space race between tech titans Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk has been brewing for years, but recently, things have intensified to comic book levels of absurdity. Almost immediately after SpaceX announced it’d be sending two private citizens around the moon next year, Jeff Bezos fired back by…Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Space Tourism, Rocket, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Space Race, Measuring Contest


‘Space Race’ Coming From ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Director Dan Trachtenberg

It’s been a little over a year since Dan Trachtenberg‘s 10 Cloverfield Lane arrived in theaters and signaled the arrival of a very exciting new filmmaker (and it’s been a little less time since he directed one of the most frightening episodes of Black Mirror). Now, we know what he may be doing next: a mysterious project for Universal titled Space Race. But what could this movie be about? Deadline has the news, but most details are being kept under lock and key at the moment. We do know that ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, United States, Universal, Space Race, John Cena, Dan Trachtenberg, Soviet Union, Bermuda Triangle, Dylan Clark, Trachtenberg, Cloverfield Lane, Daniel Kunka, Kunka


Space Race: 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg to Direct

Space Race: 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg takes on the Universal spec Universal Pictures is negotiating for the rights to the sci-fi script for Space Race, according to Variety. 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s Dan Trachtenberg is reportedly up to direct the film. Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds and the announced TV series The Ark) has written the script. Trachtenberg will produce the film, along with Dylan Clark (War For The Planet Of The Apes). RELATED: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Director Dan Tracht...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Universal Pictures, Brian Williams, Space Race, Dan Trachtenberg, United States of America, Soviet Union, Clark, Dylan Clark, Trachtenberg, ComingSoon, Movie News, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cloverfield Lane, Daniel Kunka


The Director of 10 Cloverfield Lane Will Make an Original Film Called Space Race

Deadline reports that Dan Trachtenberg, the director of last year’s 10 Cloverfield Lane and one of the most unsettling new episodes of Black Mirror (“Playtest”), has just signed to make a movie called Space Race.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Black Mirror, Space Race, Dan Trachtenberg, Daniel Kunka