What Bezos’ Big Day Means for Commercial Spaceflight

Reading Time: 4 minutes This week, Jeff Bezos flew to space. Or, at least high enough into the sky for it to technically count. While his 10-minute joyride in a Blue Origin rocket was mainly intended to draw attention to his space tourism company, the former Amazon CEO also has bigger ambitions. He wants to launch a new era … Read more

Jeff Bezos Goes to Space. Day Three: Reentry

Reading Time: 6 minutes This came on the heels of similarly dreamy exclamations by another space billionaire, Richard Branson, who also portrayed his own self-financed suborbital jaunt as something beyond human language. “I’m never going to be able to do justice to it,” he said at his own press conference. “It’s indescribably beautiful.” A word he kept using was … Read more

Jeff Bezos Goes to Space. Day Two: Blastoff

Reading Time: 6 minutes Only a few months ago, Blue Origin, the space company founded and funded by Jeff Bezos, didn’t figure it would be making history on July 20, 2021. But that’s what happened. It was the day Mary Wallace (Wally) Funk went to space. Oh, yes, yes, Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was in the … Read more

Here’s What Happened During Jeff Bezos’ Trip To Space

Reading Time: 7 minutes The crew was to experience a few minutes of weightlessness. Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos and three others landed after Blue Origin’s first flight to space with passengers aboard, a key milestone in the company’s effort to make space tourism viable. The company’s capsule landed in West Texas at about 8:22 a.m. local time, roughly … Read more

Jeff Bezos Touches Space Aboard Blue Origin’s Rocket

Reading Time: 7 minutes In the run-up to the flight, the normally press-shy company suddenly turned show biz, releasing glossy videos and photos of the crew decked out in their bright blue jumpsuits. Original plans to accommodate a modest press contingent got jettisoned like a booster rocket, as the company invited dozens of reporters to its remote location in … Read more

Amazon Magnate Jeff Bezos Ready To Ride His Own Rocket To Space

Reading Time: 9 minutes Jeff Bezos, 57, founded Blue Origin in 2000. Washington: The wealthiest man on the planet Jeff Bezos will ride his own rocket to outer space on Tuesday, a key moment for a fledgling industry seeking to make the final frontier accessible to elite tourists. Blue Origin has planned its first crewed mission, an 11-minute hop … Read more

“Let’s Talk About It In A Different Way”: Jeff Bezos Says When Correspondent Asks Him About “Last Meal” Before Space Trip

Reading Time: 5 minutes Jeff Bezos had posted a video on Instagram that showed him in an all-blue attire. Just hours ahead of his maiden voyage to space in his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft, billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos joked with mediapersons covering the rundown of the event and also delivered meals to them. When a correspondent asked … Read more

Jeff Bezos Will Fly To Space Today. Here’s All You Need To Know

Reading Time: 6 minutes Jeff Bezos will go to space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard with Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen New Delhi: Two decades after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos established space company Blue Origin, the world’s richest man is set to create history today. The former Amazon CEO will be joined by three others in Blue … Read more

Amazon Magnate Jeff Bezos Ready To Ride His Own Rocket To Space

Reading Time: 9 minutes Rounding out the quartet is Jeff Bezos’ younger brother and best friend Mark. Washington, United States: The wealthiest man on the planet Jeff Bezos will ride his own rocket to outer space on Tuesday, a key moment for a fledgling industry seeking to make the final frontier accessible to elite tourists. Blue Origin has planned … Read more

Jeff Bezos Is Going to Space. Day One: Countdown

Reading Time: 7 minutes Back then, we were talking about theoretical Blue Origin ticket holders who would be paying a sum of maybe $250,000 or so to become space tourists. I didn’t imagine that Bezos himself would be on that first flight. And, I suspect, neither did he. But that’s where we are in the summer of 2021. The … Read more