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Blue Origin sues NASA over plan to go with SpaceX for Artemis moon mission

Blue Origin sues NASA over plan to go with SpaceX for Artemis moon mission

Alexandra Garrett,  Carrie Mihalcik | CNET.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Technology #Business Jeff Bezos' space company is escalating its fight with the US space agency. Blue Origin, the space company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, filed a complaint Monday in federal court against NASA. The lawsuit escalates Blue Origin's protest that NASA unjustly granted a lunar landing contract earlier this year to Elon Musk's SpaceX.  "This bid protest challenges NASA's unlawful and improper evaluation of proposals," Blue Origin's lawyers wrote in its court filing. The sealed complaint was filed in the US Court of Federal Claims. NASA previously selected SpaceX as the sole…
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José Andrés Receives Surprise $100 Million Award from Jeff Bezos

José Andrés Receives Surprise $100 Million Award from Jeff Bezos

By Jelisa Castrodale | FoodAndWine.Com Troy Warren for CNT The chef and World Central Kitchen founder can use the money to fund his own charity or other organizations of his choice. You might've heard that billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos boarded his rocket on Tuesday, and he and the other three members of the Blue Origin crew spent roughly two commercial breaks' worth of time going to not-quite-space and back. "Best day ever," Bezos said shortly after climbing out of the capsule.  In a press conference back on Earth, Bezos made the day pretty great for chef José Andrés too, announcing that the…
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Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin crew complete successful spaceflight

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin crew complete successful spaceflight

BY WILLIAM HARWOOD | CBSNews.Com Troy Warren for CNT   Riding his own rocket, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezosstreaked into space Tuesday on a thrilling 10-minute up-and-down flight, a high-tech joyride that sets the stage for the start of commercial passenger service later this year. Competing head to head with fellow billionaire Richard Branson, who flew into space aboard his Virgin Galactic rocketplane July 11, Bezos blasted off with his brother Mark and two history-making passengers: 82-year-old aviation pioneer Wally Funk, the oldest person to fly in space, and Oliver Daemen, an 18-year-old Dutch student who is the youngest ever to fly in…
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Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin set for historic space launch

Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin set for historic space launch

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT Oldest, youngest persons set to fly into space VAN HORN, Texas — Jeff Bezos is about to soar on his space travel company’s first flight with people on board. The founder of Blue Origin as well as Amazon on Tuesday will become the second billionaire to ride his own rocket. He’ll launch from West Texas with his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old female aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever hurtle off the planet.  Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket is set to blast off with…
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18-year-old joining Blue Origin’s first passenger spaceflight

18-year-old joining Blue Origin’s first passenger spaceflight

By Wire reports Troy Warren for CNT An 18-year-old is about to become the youngest person in space, rocketing away with an aviation pioneer who will become the oldest at age 82. Blue Origin announced Thursday that instead of an auction winner launching with founder Jeff Bezos on Tuesday, Oliver Daemen will be on board. The company said he will be the first paying customer but did not disclose the cost of his ticket. Also soaring on Blue Origin’s first launch with passengers: Bezos’ brother and Wally Funk, one of 13 female pilots who went through the same studies in the…
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Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space

Billionaire Blastoff: Rich riding own rockets into space

By MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT 2 billionaires are putting everything on the line to ride own rockets into space CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two billionaires are putting everything on the line this month to ride their own rockets into space. It’s intended to be a flashy confidence boost for customers seeking their own short joyrides. The lucrative, high-stakes chase for space tourists will unfold on the fringes of space — 55 miles to 66 miles up, pitting Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson against the world’s richest man, Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos. Branson is due to take off Sunday…
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Richard Branson Announces Trip to Space, Ahead of Jeff Bezos

Richard Branson Announces Trip to Space, Ahead of Jeff Bezos

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Troy Warren for CNT Branson’s company said Thursday evening that its next test flight will be July 11 and that its founder will be among the six people on board. Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos into space by nine days. Branson’s company announced Thursday evening that its next test flight will be July 11 and that its founder will be among the six people on board. The winged rocket ship will soar from New Mexico — the first carrying a full crew of company employees. It will be only the fourth trip to space…
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