Jeff Bezos’ space tourism company Blue Origin conducted its sixth crewed launch on Saturday after a New Shepard rocket’s backup system failed to meet expectations last month. Read More
Blue Origin’s fourth flight, which sent six people to the edge of space for a 10-minute excursion, landed safely in west Texas in March.
The New Shepard suborbital joyride is the latest in a series of ambitious rocket-powered expeditions bankrolled by private investment capital and wealthy passengers rather than taxpayer dollars.
It forms part of an ongoing effort by a handful of companies including Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson-founded Virgin Galactic to make space travel a reality.
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