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  • Second crewed mission of Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to lift off on October 12 Sep 28, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    Second crewed mission of Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to lift off on October 12

    This flight follows Blue Origin’s successful first human flight on July 20 which included Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and Blue Origin’s first customer, Oliver Daemen.

  • Filing lawsuits against SpaceX is Jeff Bezos' full time job, says Elon Musk Sep 02, 2021 10:03 AM IST

    Filing lawsuits against SpaceX is Jeff Bezos' full time job, says Elon Musk

    Amazon had asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to dismiss SpaceX’s latest amendment to its Starlink satellite network

  • Indian-American lead engineer in Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin jumps ship to Elon Musk's Space X Aug 17, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    Indian-American lead engineer in Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin jumps ship to Elon Musk's Space X

    Nitin Arora was working on Blue Origin's landmark project to develop a moon lander designed to carry varying payloads to the lunar surface.

  • Blue Origin sues NASA over SpaceX Moon contract Aug 17, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    Blue Origin sues NASA over SpaceX Moon contract

    The company has filed a suit with the US Court of Federal Claims "in an attempt to remedy the flaws" in how the contract was awarded, according to the statement.

  • Storyboard | Can marketers conquer Space? Jul 29, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    Storyboard | Can marketers conquer Space?

    Brands have gone to Space before, but a new age of Space travel and tourism could provide more opportunities to hitch a ride.

  • Jeff Bezos ready to cover $2 billion in costs if NASA agrees for Blue Origin's moon mission contract Jul 27, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos ready to cover $2 billion in costs if NASA agrees for Blue Origin's moon mission contract

    Earlier this year in April, NASA rejecting Blue Origin's bid, had awarded Elon Musk's SpaceX , a $2.9 billion contract to build a spacecraft to bring astronauts to the lunar surface as early as 2024.

  • Jeff Bezos says Amazon customers and employees paid for his space trip Jul 21, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos says Amazon customers and employees paid for his space trip

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who became the second billionaire in the world to launch his own aircraft (New Shepard) into space this month, said at a news conference: “I want to thank every Amazon employee, and every Amazon customer because you guys paid for all this.”

  • In Pics | Jeff Bezos' trip to space and back on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket Jul 21, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    In Pics | Jeff Bezos' trip to space and back on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket

    Jeff Bezos was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space.

  • Jeff Bezos completes short trip to space in Blue Origin rocket, voyage lasts 11 minutes Jul 20, 2021 06:59 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos completes short trip to space in Blue Origin rocket, voyage lasts 11 minutes

    Blue Origin's first crewed mission, an 11-minute hop from west Texas to beyond the Karman line and back again, coincided with the 52nd anniversary of the first Moon landing.

  • In Pics | Meet Maharashtra-born Sanjal Gavande who is part of Jeff Bezos’ rocket Blue Origin's team Jul 20, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    In Pics | Meet Maharashtra-born Sanjal Gavande who is part of Jeff Bezos’ rocket Blue Origin's team

    Sanjal Gavande, who joined Blue Origin in April 2021 as a system engineer, later became part of the New Shepard project. Here are a few things to know about the Indian-born engineer who is part of Bezos’ Blue Origin’s engineer team.

  • Jeff Bezos's space flight: What if something goes wrong on Blue Origin rocket? Jul 20, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Jeff Bezos's space flight: What if something goes wrong on Blue Origin rocket?

    Accompanying Jeff Bezos on the sub-orbital trip are his brother Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, a former test pilot, and Dutch teenager Oliver Daemen.

  • Engineer from Maharashtra is part of team that built Jeff Bezo's rocket Jul 19, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Engineer from Maharashtra is part of team that built Jeff Bezo's rocket

    Sanjal Gavande's father Ashok is a retired Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation officer, and her mother Surekha is a retired MTNL employee.

  • 18-year-old Oliver Daemen joining Blue Origin's 1st passenger spaceflight Jul 15, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    18-year-old Oliver Daemen joining Blue Origin's 1st passenger spaceflight

    According to Blue Origin, Daemen took a year off after graduating from high school last year to obtain his private pilot’s license. He’ll attend the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in September.

  • Why space tourism is the new getaway for the rich and famous Jul 13, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    Why space tourism is the new getaway for the rich and famous

    The status symbol of big billionaires has undergone a metamorphosis of sorts. The in-thing is space tourism. With Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin announcing its decision to sell its first flight into microgravity to the highest bidder the stage is set for the uber rich & super famous to venture out into the unknown and experience the ultimate thrill. Find out more about this upcoming trend

  • New Space Race: Did Richard Branson really travel to 'space', and how the flight stacks up against Jeff Bezos' Jul 13, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    New Space Race: Did Richard Branson really travel to 'space', and how the flight stacks up against Jeff Bezos'

    Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin has claimed that unlike, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic 'Unity' spacecraft, its ‘New Shepard’ is designed to fly above the Kármán line that 'defines space'.

  • Jeff Bezos steps down from Amazon – what’s next for the multi-billionaire? Jul 05, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos steps down from Amazon – what’s next for the multi-billionaire?

    As the world’s richest person worth a whopping $199 billion, Bezos has plenty of possible paths post Amazon.

  • Jeff Bezos picks female aerospace pioneer to launch with him Jul 01, 2021 09:06 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos picks female aerospace pioneer to launch with him

    In an Instagram video posted by Bezos, Funk said she feels 'fabulous' about being asked to launch.

  • Thousands sign petition to deny re-entry into Earth to Jeff Bezos after trip to space Jun 19, 2021 11:00 PM IST

    Thousands sign petition to deny re-entry into Earth to Jeff Bezos after trip to space

    The petition on change.org has become one of the top signed petitions and is currently trending, soon to hit 25,000 signatures.

  • Winning bidder paid $28 million for ticket to space with Jeff Bezos Jun 14, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    Winning bidder paid $28 million for ticket to space with Jeff Bezos

    In addition to the winning bidder, who was not identified, and Bezos, passengers will include Bezos’ brother, Mark Bezos, and a fourth still-unnamed astronaut. The auction winner’s name will be released in roughly two weeks, according to a video on Blue Origin’s website.

  • Blue Origin auctions a rocket trip to space with Jeff Bezos Jun 12, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Blue Origin auctions a rocket trip to space with Jeff Bezos

    Blue Origin is planning a live auction on Saturday to conclude the month-long bidding process for a seat on the sightseeing trip to space next month with the company's founder, billionaire Amazon.com Inc executive Jeff Bezos.

  • Virgin Group's Richard Branson may beat Jeff Bezos to become first billionaire tycoon to fly to space Jun 10, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    Virgin Group's Richard Branson may beat Jeff Bezos to become first billionaire tycoon to fly to space

    Virgin Galactic has been planning the flight before the announcement from Jeff Bezos's company on June 7.

  • Blue Origin's first crewed flight will take Jeff Bezos into Space Jun 10, 2021 11:28 AM IST

    Blue Origin's first crewed flight will take Jeff Bezos into Space

    The Blue Origin's flight on July 20 will last eleven minutes, three of which will be spent in space. Jeff Bezos announced his trip in an Instagram post. July 20 coincides with NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 mission which took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon.

  • Jeff Bezos to travel to space on first crewed flight of rocket New Shepard Jun 07, 2021 05:47 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos to travel to space on first crewed flight of rocket New Shepard

    If Bezos plan becomes successful, he will be the first of the billionaire space tycoons to experience a ride aboard the rocket technology that he's poured millions into developing.

  • With SpaceX, Blue Origin taking people into outer space, who is an astronaut? May 26, 2021 12:25 PM IST

    With SpaceX, Blue Origin taking people into outer space, who is an astronaut?

    Astronauts, amateur astronauts, space tourists, space sightseers, rocket riders, spaceflight participants - what is the correct descriptor for people who buy a seat into space?

  • Blue Origin opens up bidding for first 'spectacular' space tourism trip in July May 06, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    Blue Origin opens up bidding for first 'spectacular' space tourism trip in July

    Blue Origin also said it will offer one seat on the first flight to the winning bidder of a five-week online auction, the proceeds of which will be donated to the space firm's foundation.

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