Blue Origin set for historic first human flight of its New Shepard system


Ars Technica 19 July, 2021 - 07:40am 16 views

Is Bezos going to space?

Bezos will attempt to fly to space on Tuesday, July 20, launching aboard a rocket and capsule developed by Blue Origin, the Amazon founder's private space company. NBC NewsNow it's Jeff Bezos' turn to make history with flight into space

Where is Blue Origin launching from?

On Tuesday, the 52nd anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing, Blue Origin will launch its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos on a suborbital spaceflight from the company's Launch Site One in West Texas near Van Horn. Space.comBlue Origin's Jeff Bezos launch on New Shepard: Live updates

Who's going to space with Jeff Bezos?

Along with Amazon founder Bezos and his brother Mark Bezos, Oliver will join Wally Funk, an 82-year-old aviation pioneer, aboard the New Shepard spaceflight. Funk was among the 13 women who had volunteered for and completed the “Women in Space ” Program started under the aegis of NASA in 1961. The Indian ExpressExplained: Who is the 18-year-old going to space with Jeff Bezos?

Who owns the Washington Post?

But Bezos (who owns The Washington Post) has ambitions much larger than sending customers to the edge of space, where they would enjoy a few minutes of weightlessness. The Washington PostJeff Bezos space launch kicks off new chapter for Blue Origin

Liz Hurley speaks to Greta Van Susteren on Huntsville's role in space travel

WAFF 19 July, 2021 - 09:01am

Huntsville is home to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center where many are involved in the missile defense, civil and commercial space industries. Huntsville had many jobs at the space center for years, but now a popular aerospace company is here to help expand that industry. Blue Origin will soon launch many people into space including billionaire founder Jeff Bezos.

Blue Origins built a brand new rocket-engine facility and Cummings Research Park here in Huntsville. That park happens to be the second-largest research park in the country!

The Blue Origin facility in Huntsville is in the process of hiring approximately 80 machinists and welders. They will produce the BE-4 engine, which will power the Glenn rocket, the BE-3 engine set to power Jeff Bezos’ Shepard rocket and the United Launch Alliances’ new Vulcan rocket.

Blue Origins’ Shepard rocket and capsule, named after Allen Shepard, is scheduled to launch July 20 on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.

In addition to Blue Origin, Boeing and Lockheed Martin are other aerospace companies that have settled in Alabama. In January 2021, Huntsville was selected out of five other cities as the headquarters for U.S. Space Command.

The U.S. Space Command is currently based at Peterson Airforce Base in Colorado Springs. The rocket city has some time before it will make it here.

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