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Blue Origin space tourist dies in plane crash

WASHINGTON: US businessman Glen de Vries, who flew into space with “Star Trek” actor William Shatner on last month’s Blue Origin flight, has died in a plane crash. The small aircraft came down in Hampton Township, New Jersey, about 60

‘It was unbelievable’: Star Trek’s actor Shatner becomes world’s oldest astronaut

MIAMI: Star Trek’s William Shatner, one of history’s most recognisable science fiction stars, finally became a real space traveller on Blue Origin’s second crewed mission, calling it the most profound experience of his life. “It was unbelievable,” said the 90-year-old

US watchdog rejects Blue Origin protest over NASA lunar contract

WASHINGTON: A US government watchdog has sided with NASA over its decision to pick a single lunar lander provider, rejecting a protest filed by Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics. The companies had challenged the $2.9 billion award to Elon

Bezos returns after successful Blue Origin suborbital flight

VAN HORN: Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, soared some 66.5 miles (107 km) above the Texas desert aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle on and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps usher

World’s richest man Bezos set to blast off into space

WASHINGTON: Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, is set to join the astronaut club on the first crewed launch by Blue Origin, another key moment in a big month for space tourism industry. The mission comes days after

Space trip with Jeff Bezos sells for $28 million

WASHINGTON: A mystery bidder paid $28 million at auction for a seat alongside Jeff Bezos on board the first crewed spaceflight of Blue Origin next month. The Amazon founder revealed this week that both he and his brother Mark would

Blue Origin will fly first crew to space in July

LOS ANGELES: Jeff Bezos company Blue Origin will send its first crew to space on July 20 and is offering one of the seats to the winner of an online auction. The trip will last a total of ten minutes,

Musk trolls Bezos after winning contract for moon lander

HOUSTON: The space race between the world’s two richest men went into hyperdrive after Tesla chief Elon Musk took a swipe at Jeff Bezos’ attempt to challenge a major NASA contract. The two billionaires, who have been trying to launch

Blue Origin will take first woman to moon’s surface, says Bezos

WASHINGTON: Billionaire Jeff Bezos has said his space company Blue Origin will take the first woman to the moon’s surface. NASA is nearing a decision to pick its first privately built lunar lander capable of sending astronauts to the moon