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Technology 20 Jul 2021 | 1:20 PM

'Road to space': billionaire Bezos has successful suborbital jaunt

VAN HORN, Texas (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos, the world's richest person, soared some 66.5 miles (107 km) above the Texas desert aboard his company Blue Origin's New Shepard launch vehicle on Tuesday and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps usher in a new era of space tourism.

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 | 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.