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Blue Origin launches capsule to space with astronaut perks

8 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company launched a new capsule into space Thursday to test all the astronaut perks before people strap in.
Thursday's flight with a dummy named Mannequin Skywalker lasted 10 minutes and reached 66 miles above West Texas. Both the New Shepard rocket and the capsule landed successfully.
It was the 14th flight to the fringes of space for a New Shepard rocket. The first was in 2015.
“The success of this flight puts us one really big step closer to flying astronauts,” launch commentator Ariane Cornell said from company headquarters in Kent...
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches New Shepard rocket mission

8 days ago   |   By ABC

Blue Origin's new flight is another step toward sending crews into space.
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Watch live: Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin are launching a rocket that could make way for space tourist flights this year

Watch live: Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin are launching a rocket that could make way for space tourist flights this year

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Blue Origin, founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, is a about to launch a crash-test dummy beyond the edge of space , or about 100 kilometers above Earth's surface.
This will be the 14th flight of the compact yet powerful New Shepard rocket , a reusable system designed to give well-heeled tourists a ride of their lives, involving a few minutes of weightlessness and remarkable views of Earth and space.
NS-14, as the mission is called, is scheduled to lift off at 11:57 a.m. EST from the company's Launch Site One in the desert near Van Horn, Texas. Blue Origin plans...
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