Blue Origin: This is how you can now follow Captain Kirk’s flight into space live

After a postponement due to the weather, William Shatner is to undertake a ten-minute trip into space as the oldest man to date. The real-life mission of the Star Trek actor known as Captain James T. Kirk can be followed live from 2:30 p.m. Update: After some delays, the launch should actually start soon. Amazon … Read more

Elon Musk’s Greatest Challengers Are Building a New Space Economy

A model of the Dream Chaser vehicle, displayed at CES 2022. Interesting Engineering The time to invest in space ventures is now. Everyone knows that Elon Musk’s SpaceX occupies the center of the second space race. But in its wake, other companies have the chance of a lifetime to build out the infrastructure needed for … Read more

Elizabeth Warren goes to war against SpaceX’s Elon Musk

As 2021 draws to a close, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPublix grocery store chain to start offering paid parental leave Rep. Bobby Rush tests positive in breakthrough case The 10 races that will decide the Senate majority MORE (D-Mass.) has launched a Twitter attack against SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon MuskElon Reeve Musk2021: More space launches … Read more

Elon Musk on Colonizing Mars: First Landing Will Be in 5 Years

As awful as it was in many respects, 2021 was a milestone for space exploration, with several private companies achieving record-breaking launches on privately-funded and built rockets. The media called it the billionaire space race, and Elon Musk and his SpaceX were often thrown into it, along with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s … Read more

Elon Musk says Jeff Bezos should spend ‘less time in the hot tub’ as Blue Origin lags Space X

Jeff Bezos in front of Blue Origin’s space capsule Dubbed the ‘NewSpace’ set, Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk all say they were inspired by the first moon landing in 1969, when the US beat the Soviet Union in the space race, and there is no doubt how much it would mean to … Read more

Elon Musk says Jeff Bezos should spend ‘less time in the hot tub’ as Blue Origin lags Space X

Jeff Bezos in front of Blue Origin’s space capsule Dubbed the ‘NewSpace’ set, Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk all say they were inspired by the first moon landing in 1969, when the US beat the Soviet Union in the space race, and there is no doubt how much it would mean to … Read more

US will no longer issue Astronaut Wings for commercial space travel: Here’s why

Access to space has become much easier in recent times with Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin, and SpaceX working to provide non-astronauts with space flights. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Saturday said it would no longer issue Commercial Space Astronaut Wings, instead recognising on its website individuals that reach space. Astronaut wings are pins … Read more

Michael Strahan, Alan Shepard’s daughter and 4 crewmates set for trip to space with Blue Origin

Sixty years after NASA astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space, his oldest daughter plans to blast off Saturday on a sub-orbital flight of her own, joining former NFL star and TV host Michael Strahan, two entrepreneurs and a father-and-son duo aboard a Blue Origin New Shepard spacecraft. “It’s kind of fun for … Read more

How the private space race is allowing NASA to explore new frontiers

In February, NASA will launch the first un-crewed test flight of its Orion spacecraft and SLS rocket as it prepares to send astronauts back to the moon. Artemis I is the first in a series of increasingly complex missions to take place over the next few years. It will be followed by a second crewed … Read more

Air accident of Glen de Vries – a participant in the Blue Origin suborbital flight

Glen de Vries – an American entrepreneur, and recently also a participant in the second manned flight performed on the New Shepard suborbital system (with the participation of, among others, actor William Shatner) – died in the crash of a small plane that crashed in the state of New Jersey. His death was announced on … Read more