Last year, The Washington Post debuted a new app for the Kindle Fire with an intriguingly distinct user interface. Jeff Bezos was quite involved in its development, “Project Rainbow” — not surprising, I suppose, considering that it was the most meaningful crossover yet between his day job (owning Amazon) and his side gig (owning The...
Online retailer Amazon has disclosed full details of a concept for delivering packages with unmanned air vehicles in a US patent application published on 30 April.Amazon founder Jeff Bezos first announced plans to deliver packages with...Show More Summary
What is it with tech billionaires and space? Something about making a pile of cash in Silicon Valley seems to inspire a pressing urge to get off the planet. Elon Musk’s SpaceX is changing the economics of orbital payloads, and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has opened up space tourism to anyone with $250,000 and a dream. Show More Summary
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos founded Blue Origin.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos founded Blue Origin.
Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon.com, said in a statement that the spacecraft reached 58 miles high and parachuted to a landing in the West Texas desert.
The Blue Origin spaceflight firm funded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos held a first test flight of its New Shepard space vehicle
Jeff Bezos' "Blue Origin" successfully launched a test rocket, proving it is one step closer to space tourism. The "New Shepard" blasted off in Texas, going 58 miles into the air before returning to Earth. The Amazon founder is competing in a space race with other billionaires including Richard Branson and Elon Musk. Show More Summary
Blue Origin, the commercial space company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, tested its suborbital rocket for the first time Wednesday
If you thought a drone delivery system was impressive – and maybe a little unrealistic – then you won’t believe Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ latest endeavor. The entrepreneur has now test-launched a suborbital rocket, taking the first steps toward commercial spaceflight.
VIDEO: Watch the Secret Test Flight of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Rocket.
If you're wondering if privatized space travel is just a giant dick measuring contest for billionaires, well, just look at that fucking rocket.
Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin, launched its New Shepard spaceship on a test flight today. Read the rest
Billionaires who made their cash in dot-coms from the 1990s successfully launching commercial rockets is officially a trend, now that Jeff Bezos has followed in the footsteps of Elon Musk with Wednesday's successful test flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle... Show More Summary
Ground control to Major Johnson. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, successfully launched the New Shepard spaceship on Wednesday, bringing the company one step closer to commercial space flight. The rocket reached speeds...Show More Summary
Blue Origin, the private space rocket company owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, just posted highlights from their first test rocket launch and it’s pretty damn cool. The Blur Origin New Shepard vertical takeoff, vertical landing spacecraft blasted off and reached a height of 58 miles before separating from its rocket and parachuting back to Earth. Read more...
The spaceship is marked with the words "Blue Origin" and a drawing of a quill pen (?). Photo by Blue Origin That spaceship is called the New Shepard, and it almost reached suborbital flight yesterday—it got to an altitude of 307,000 feet. Show More Summary
Jeff Bezos is best known for starting Amazon. He also owns the Washington Post. Can he start a third career as the proprietor of a rocket company? Bezos's Blue Origin, which fancies itself as a competitor to SpaceX and a potential space...Show More Summary
Yesterday, Blue Origin launched a suborbital spacecraft in the first big news we've heard from the secretive company in a while. The post Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Just Launched Its Flagship Rocket appeared first on WIRED.
The dawn of a new era of space travel may be upon us after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos successfully tested a vehicle that will take tourists into space. Mr Bezos’ firm, called the Blue Origin company, has long spoken of its desire to take paying astronauts into the cosmos. And now it has performed the first […]