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In 'Delightful Surprise,' Blue Origins Rocket Lands After Escape Test

Company figured it would crash or explode

(Newser) - Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space firm , launched its New Shepard rocket and successfully landed it in the Texas desert Wednesday. The Verge notes that the company "fully expected" the rocket to break up, explode, or crash-land during the flight, the purpose of which was to test New Shepard's... More »

Bezos 1, Musk 0: Reusable Rocket Goes to Space and Back

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket nailed landing after 62-mile journey

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space firm beat Elon Musk's SpaceX to the punch and launched its Blue Shepard reusable rocket into outer space, then returned to its landing pad in its "first successful uncrewed reusability test," Mashable reports. The BE-3 rocket and empty crew capsule flew to... More »

Bezos Firm Tests Escape Pod for Rocket

Launch is another success for Blue Origin's space plans

(Newser) - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has hit another milestone in helping NASA develop safe and affordable private space travel . His Blue Origin company successfully tested the launch of a new crew-escape system, and has a video of the unmanned pod's gentle return to solid ground. It uses a... More »

Jeff Bezos Building $42M Clock

Amazon founder's time piece will be 200 feet tall, last 10K years

(Newser) - Nobody spends money quite like Jeff Bezos. Case in point: The Amazon founder and CEO is building a 200-foot-tall clock deep inside a mountain near his West Texas property, the Wall Street Journal reports. Dubbed the "10,000 Year Clock," the device is designed to last millennia, playing... More »

Jeff Bezos' Unmanned Spaceship Blows Up

Amazon founder's ship is destroyed in test flight

(Newser) - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' plans to develop a space taxi have taken a big hit after an unmanned spaceship from his Blue Origin company went ka-boom on a test flight, reports the Wall Street Journal . Few details are known about what happened, other than it's a setback for both... More »

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