Blue Origin

October 31, 2018

Virgin Orbit Shows off its “Launcher One”, a Rocket Carried by an Airplane

The commercial space sector is about to get a little more crowded. SpaceX and Blue Origin have created headlines with their ongoing development of reusable launch […]
October 22, 2018

What it’s like to travel to space, from a tourist who spent $30 million to live there for 12 days

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX has had a lot of attention recently for announcing that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first customer for a private space flight around the moon. […]
October 9, 2018

Virgin Galactic to reach space in ‘weeks not months’

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is “weeks” away from its first trip into space. “We should be in space within weeks, not […]
September 5, 2018

The First: Hulu’s new series about a human mission to Mars feels pretty real

Of course we’re going to pick some nits with the rockets. Suspending disbelief is a prerequisite for watching most major sci-fi films and series as of […]
July 27, 2018

Virgin’s Unity spaceship sets a new altitude record of 52 kilometers

“The views of Earth from the black sky were magnificent.” Virgin Galactic has been saying for some time that it will reach outer space this year, […]
July 19, 2018

Blue Origin successfully tests escape system in latest New Shepard launch

FARNBOROUGH, England — Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. The […]
May 24, 2018

Sleeping in Space: Coping with Darkness & Light

Getting a good night’s sleep on Earth is hard enough as it is — but to get 8 hours of shut-eye in space is another challenge […]
April 30, 2018

New Shepard flies again, bringing suborbital space tourism closer

Blue Origin has not released a price for the spaceflight experience. Blue Origin flew its New Shepard system for the eighth time on Sunday, launching from […]
April 29, 2018

Watch Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin launch its space tourism rocket

Blue Origin plans to launch its reusable, suborbital rocket New Shepard, carrying a space capsule equipped with a dummy and a handful of scientific experiments, to […]