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Duterte reacts to Ressa’s Time cover | Midday wRap

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:35 PM

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Virgin Galactic's new flight test to soar closer to edge of space

Dec 13, 2018 - 1:36 PM

The US company run by British tycoon Richard Branson is aiming to be the first to take tourists on brief trips into microgravity

VSS UNITY. This May 29, 2018 handout photograph obtained courtesy of Virgin Galactic shows the Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity. AFP PHOTO / VIRGIN GALACTIC

Jeff Bezos space project lands big rocket partnership

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Bezos' space project Blue Origin partners with the Lockheed Martin and Boeing joint venture United Launch Alliance

NEW SHEPARD BOOSTER. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights – though neither has set a firm date. AFP Photo/Blue Origin


First space tourist flights could come in 2019

Jul 16, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Got $250,000? Virgin Atlantic, one of the companies paving the way for space tourism, can take you to space for that price

SPACE JET. This May 29, 2018 handout photograph obtained courtesy of Virgin Galactic shows the Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity.  The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights – though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, are racing to be the first to finish their tests – with both companies using radically different technology. AFP Photo/Virgin Galactic


Successful escape, landing for Blue Origin's rocket

Oct 06, 2016 - 1:44 PM

Blue Origin the aerospace company headed by Amazon com chief Jeff Bezos runs a successful test of an emergency escape function aimed at saving space travelers lives in case of catastrophe

Image courtesy Blue Origin

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Sep 13, 2016 - 8:21 PM

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Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos unveils new rocket design

Sep 13, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos unveils plans for a massive rocket called New Glenn designed to launch people to space and propel satellites into orbit

The New Glenn rockets compared to current and past rockets. Image courtesy Blue Origin

Bezos space firm duplicates reusable rocket breakthrough

Jan 24, 2016 - 12:01 AM

Blue Origin says the same New Shepard booster – which blasted off and landed in November – had repeated the feat hitting an altitude of 333 000 feet before gently returning to Earth

REUSABLE ROCKET. This image obtained on November 24, 2015, from Blue Origin, shows the world's first reusable rocket after a successful landing at a site in West Texas. The rocket ship achieved a breakthrough on November 24 by traveling 329,839 feet (100.5 km) into outer space and then landing upright upon its return to earth. AFP photo/Handout/Blue Origin