New Shepard instead of USS Enterprise. The original “James T. Kirk” flew from Blue Origin

Canadian actor William Shatner took a short-lived sub-orbital journey to the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere with three other passengers of the New Shepard Crew Capsule. They were respectively: Dr. Chris Boshuizen (Planet Labs co-founder), Glen de Vries (Medidata Solutions co-founder; both as commercial participants – ticket buyers) and Audrey Powers (vice president working at … Read more

Bezos shares his sub-orbital flight experience … and causes controversy [KOMENTARZ]

Tuesday’s flight was the official debut of the Blue Origin (New Shepard) carrier system and the beginning of the company’s commercial activity in the space tourism segment. The first paying passenger was Oliver Daemen, whose father – a Dutch investor and entrepreneur – funded the ticket, offering the second-highest bid in a recent seat auction … Read more

Wally Funk, 82-year-old woman who trained for NASA, traveled into space with Jeff Bezos on New Shepard flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — After a half-century of waiting, Wally Funk — who trained for NASA’s Mercury program but was denied the opportunity to go to space — finally got her time amongst the stars. She was specially selected by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, to accompany him, his brother, and auction winner 18-year-old … Read more

Change in the roster of Blue Origin’s manned debut. Double age record of participants?

Among the passengers, scheduled for July 20 this year. manned flight of the New Shepard suborbital system – incl. alongside billionaire Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark, there will likely be an 18-year-old physics student, the son of Oliver Daemen, owner of Dutch investment firm. The name of this new participant in Blue Origin’s anticipated … Read more

Blue Origin: 18-year-old will accompany Jeff Bezos on his flight into space

Panorama Blue Origin The 18-year-old will accompany Jeff Bezos on his flight into space Status: 8:37 pm | Reading time: 2 minutes Oliver Daemen is the son of the Dutch investment banker Joes Daemen Source: AFP / – 18-year-old Oliver Daemen will be the fourth passenger on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space excursion – making … Read more

Richard Branson: Mainly earlier than Jeff Bezos in space

Richard Branson already knows how he will react after the VSS Unity missile plane lands. As “Astronaut 001” he will hug his children and grandchildren and have a big grin on his face, says the British billionaire. If everything goes according to plan, the entrepreneur wants to symbolically usher in the era of commercial space … Read more

An 82-year-old man on a New Shepard system manned debut

Wally Funk is currently qualified to the group of four passengers of the planned demonstration flight of the New Shepard suborbital system by Blue Origin – along with Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark and the winner of the June auction, who bought a ticket for the first suborbital tourist flight on the New Shepard rocket … Read more