May 14, 2021

Blue Origin and SpaceX get million-dollar NASA nod to test Moon lander tech

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By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch Eleven aerospace companies will share more than $45 million in funds from NASA  to design and test prototypes for the Artemis Moon missions, the agency has announced. Among the established names like Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada are relative newcomers SpaceX and Blue Origin, looking to make a place for themselves on the […]

Jaw-dropping video shows Virgin Galactic pilots blasting into space

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By Mark Kaufman From Mashable The spaceship Unity left Earth Friday morning and then successfully glided back down to California’s Mojave desert. Virgin Galactic pilots Dave Mackay and Mike Masucci flew the aerospace company’s fifth-supersonic powered test flight — with a working passenger aboard, chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses. After taking off from a runway attached […]

Jeff Bezos reveals what it’s like to build an empire and become the richest man in the world — and why he’s willing to spend $1 billion a year to fund the most important mission of his life

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By Mathias Döpfner From Business Insider Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, recently sat down with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to talk about the early days of creating Amazon, what he’s learned since then, how he funds his rocket company, Blue Origin, and what it’s like when the president of […]