New Shepard

First test flight of 2018 for Blue Origin

New Shepard 3 before the launch Back in December we reported on Blue Origin testing their newest New Shepard rocket for the very first time. Today we saw that same rocket, New Shepard 3, being tested for the second time. It was their 8th test overall. On April 27 Blue Origin’s CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted

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2018: a big year for spacetourism

Spacecraft Unity – Image by Virgin Galactic As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to look forward and see what 2018 will bring us. Looking at the space companies own time schedules, 2018 will be a giant year for spacetourism. Let’s see where they actually stand and what we can realistically expect. “We are

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Blue Origin tests new iteration of the New Shepard rocket

New Shepard landing – Image by Blue Origin Two months ago we reported that Blue Origin is planning on testing their newest New Shepard rocket before the end of the year. And they did. Earlier today around noon a new iteration of the New Shepard rocket (New Shepard 3) had its first test flight. Both

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Launch Blue Origin

Blue Origin taking tourists to space within 18 months

This week CNN revealed a new time schedule for Blue Origin’s rocket New Shepard. Bob Smith, CEO of the space company, talked about their planning at the first meeting of the National Space Council. The council was reestablished back in June. “Within the next 18 months we’re going to be launching humans into space,” said

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