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Technology 18 Jul 2021 | 6:12 PM

Blue Origin sees clear skies for inaugural space flight by Bezos and crewmates

(Reuters) -Billionaire American businessman Jeff Bezos and his three crewmates are engaging in a crash course of training on Sunday in preparation for his company Blue Origin's inaugural flight to the edge of space planned for Tuesday.

Technology 16 Jul 2021 | 12:12 AM

Teenager to fly with Bezos in inaugural space tourism flight

(Reuters) - An 18-year-old physics student whose father heads an investment management firm is set to take the place of a person who put up $28 million in an auction to take part in the inaugural space tourism flight for billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company.

Technology 15 Jul 2021 | 6:35 PM

Paralysed IndyCar driver races again in hi-tech Corvette

GOODWOOD, England (Reuters) - Since the age of five, Sam Schmidt's ambition was to be an IndyCar champion. And he achieved it, winning the Indy 500 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1999. A glorious racing career beckoned.

Technology 15 Jul 2021 | 3:21 AM

Bezos' Blue Origin to make history with unpiloted civilian space flight

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos may have been beaten to space by rival Richard Branson, but the billionaire American businessman is poised to make history next week aboard what would be the world's first unpiloted suborbital flight with an all-civilian crew.