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  • Electrical engineer will be 1st Mexican-born and one of youngest women in space

    06/03/2022 6:41:00 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 27 replies
    NBC news ^ | June 3, 2022 | Katya Echazarreta
    Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya Echazarreta was encouraged to abandon her dreams of traveling to space. “Everyone around me — family, friends, teachers — I just kept hearing the same thing: That’s not for you,” Echazarreta told The Associated Press. Echazarreta, 26, will prove them wrong Saturday when she joins a diverse international crew boarding the fifth passenger flight by Blue Origin, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space travel venture. She and five others, including Victor Correa Hespanha, the second Brazilian to fly to space, will blast off from Texas atop a New Shepard rocket for a 10-minute flight. The...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: Billionaires like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are ‘off taking joy rides on their rocket ships’

    04/02/2022 11:17:31 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 1, 2022 | Megan Sauer
    On Wednesday (March 30, 2022), at a meeting of the U.S. Senate Committee on Budget, Sanders raised an issue that’s been a regular part of his political platform for many years: wealth distribution. “Anyone who thinks we do not have an oligarchy right here in America is sorely mistaken,” he said. “Today in America, multibillionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson are off taking joy rides on their rocket ships to outer space.” Sanders appeared to be citing the three billionaires’ spaceflight companies: SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, respectively. All three U.S.-based businesses have played a large part...
  • *Chit Chat* I just had a phone interview for a manufacturing position with Blue Origin - HSV. I was told me that I would be required to get vaccinated to be considered for the job. This has to be new (within a few months) because...well I just know.

    11/17/2021 1:12:57 PM PST · by know.your.why · 73 replies
    11/17/21 | Self
    Can anyone with experience with this please give me some advise? Thanks.
  • Glen De Vries: CEO Who Went Into Space With William Shatner Killed In Plane Crash

    11/13/2021 6:50:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Sky News ^ | 11/13/21
    Glen de Vries had been aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft on 13 October, spending more than 10 minutes in space after launching along with Shatner and others.A businessman who travelled to space with William Shatner last month has died after a small plane crashed in New Jersey.Glen de Vries, 49, had been aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft on 13 October, spending more than 10 minutes in space after launching along with Shatner and others. He was killed along with another person in the New Jersey crash, state police said.https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1459248268806967299The plane, a single-engine Cessna 172, went down on Thursday...
  • Elon Musk becomes first person EVER to be worth more than $300billion thanks to Tesla shares spike - as Microsoft regains title of world's most valuable company after Apple's stock slumped

    10/30/2021 3:23:40 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 29 2021 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Musk's net worth hit $302billion as of Thursday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires' Index The increase of $10billion was due to a rise in Tesla shares on Thursday after the car firm announced a 100,000 car deal with rental firm Hertz The mogul is now worth over $100billion more than the second-richest person on earth, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who's worth sits at $199billion Musk is now worth more than the annual GDP of nations like Egypt, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Greece, Qatar and Finland He's also worth more than the market value of PayPal, the company he co-founded, as...
  • Announcing Orbital Reef - Your Address in Orbit [Blue Origin, so, uh, no]

    10/26/2021 3:16:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 25, 2021 | Blue Origin
    Blue Origin and Sierra Space have announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and development by facilitating the growth of a vibrant ecosystem and business model for the future. Orbital Reef is backed by space industry leaders and teammates including Boeing, Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering Solutions, and Arizona State University.Designed to open multiple new markets in space, Orbital Reef will provide anyone with the opportunity to establish their own address on orbit. This unique destination will...
  • William Shatner Says Duke of Cambridge Has ‘Got the Wrong Idea’ About his Space Flight

    10/16/2021 7:48:47 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Spacex Mania ^ | 15 Oct 2021 | Alex Bruno
    Following Prince William’s comments about issues around current space flights, William Shatner responded to the royal’s concerns. The actor both justified his trip as well as to shut down what the Duke of Cambridge had to say. “He’s a lovely, gentle, educated Englishman, but he’s got the wrong idea,” Shatner told Entertainment Tonight. The star explained what he meant by noting that the “idea here is not to go, ‘Yeah, look at me. I’m in space.’” Instead, he said that “the prince is missing the point. The point is these are the baby steps to show people [that] it’s very...
  • William Shatner to George Takei: Simmer Down, Sulu

    10/16/2021 7:10:13 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 45 replies
    TMZ ^ | October 16, 2021 | TMZ
    Captain Kirk's not having it. Bill fired back over a reported comment Takei made this week, following his costar's ascent above the Karman Line ... where he hung out in zero gravity for a few minutes before coming back down in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket ship. Don’t hate George. The only time he gets press is when he talks bad about me. He claims 50+ years ago I took away a camera angle that denied him 30 more seconds of prime time TV. 🤷🏼‍♂️ I’m giving it back to him now by letting him spew his hatred for the...
  • George Takei calls William Shatner an ‘unfit’ guinea pig after spaceflight

    10/15/2021 10:58:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 83 replies
    Page Six ^ | 10/14/21
    George Takei’s decades-long feud with William Shatner is rocketing into space. The “Star Trek” actor threw enough shade at his former on-screen captain to cause an eclipse, as he dismissed Shatner’s flight this week on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule and described him as “not the fittest specimen.” “He’s boldly going where other people have gone before,” snarked Takei, 84, when Page Six asked him what he thought of Captain Kirk’s brief trip Wednesday to the edge of space. “He’s a guinea pig, 90 years old and it’s important to find out what happens,” Takei added, as he spoke at...
  • George Takei (Mr. Sulu): William Shatner an ‘Unfit’ Guinea Pig after Spaceflight

    10/14/2021 4:54:09 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 83 replies
    Page Six ^ | October 14, 2021 | Nicki Gostin
    George Takei’s decades-long feud with William Shatner is rocketing into space. The “Star Trek” actor threw enough shade at his former on-screen captain to cause an eclipse, as he dismissed Shatner’s flight this week on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin capsule and described him as “not the fittest specimen.” “He’s boldly going where other people have gone before,” snarked Takei, 84, when Page Six asked him what he thought of Captain Kirk’s brief trip Wednesday to the edge of space. “He’s a guinea pig, 90 years old and it’s important to find out what happens,” Takei added, as he spoke at...
  • 'The weightlessness, oh Jesus': Moment awestruck Star Trek star William Shatner, 90, floats around New Shepard capsule in zero gravity and looks down at Earth as he becomes the oldest person in space

    10/13/2021 10:26:00 PM PDT · by Trillian · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 October 2021 | Gina Martinez
    New footage shows Star Trek's William Shatner marvel at his view of Earth from his mission orbiting the planet aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Shatner, who is famed for his role as Captain Kirk in the 1960s sci-fi series, and newly minted astronauts Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries and Audrey Powers, ventured 351,186 feet above Earth's surface where they spent three minutes in weightlessness. They were captured floating weightlessly in wonder and excitement as they looked down on Earth. A new clip of the epic journey shows Shatner and crew adjust to their new conditions, with Shatner seemingly taken...
  • FLYING HIGH: Video from inside the Blue Origin spacecraft shows William Shatner and the crew expressing amazement as they floated through the air and looked down on Earth from space.

    10/13/2021 5:43:13 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 58 replies
    CBS News on Twitter ^ | October 13, 2021 | CBS News
    CBS News @CBSNews FLYING HIGH: Video from inside the Blue Origin spacecraft shows William Shatner and the crew expressing amazement as they floated through the air and looked down on Earth from space. https://cbsn.ws/3mT8sBA 4:20 PM · Oct 13, 2021
  • Breaking: Evil Mirror Universe William Shatner Returns From Space

    10/13/2021 4:31:50 PM PDT · by DFG · 77 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 10/13/2021 | Babylon Bee
    On Wednesday, William Shatner, the beloved Boston Legal actor famous for portraying attorney Denny Crane, traveled to space. Shatner was one of four people aboard Jeff Bezos’s cucumber-shaped Blue Origin rocket as it soared to the edge of the atmosphere, offering breathtaking views and a few minutes of weightlessness. The shaft of the eggplant-shaped craft then detached and passengers floated back to earth. The mission seemed to be a success, but concerned witnesses said something about Shatner seemed off. "He seemed…evil," said another crew member. "And he had a black goatee that really added to his evil look." After attempting...
  • William Shatner's Blue Origin space trip delayed by weather At age 90, Shatner would be the oldest person sent to space, but he'll have to wait another day to get there.

    10/11/2021 8:50:33 AM PDT · by mylife · 46 replies
    William Shatner's much-anticipated trip to the edge of space will have to wait a day because high winds in west Texas prompted spaceflight company Blue Origin to postpone the voyage. Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the launch from the spaceport in Van Horn, Texas, will now take place at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Blue Origin said in a statement Sunday. "As part of today's Flight Readiness Review, the mission operations team confirmed the vehicle has met all mission requirements and astronauts began their training today," Blue Origin said. "Weather is the only gating factor for the launch window." The National Weather Service...
  • SpaceX astronauts talk about Shatner’s rocket trip, potential Moon mission

    10/08/2021 5:08:18 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 50 replies
    Mystery Wire ^ | October 8, 2021 | Mystery Wire
    MYSTERY WIRE — NASA is preparing to launch its fourth crew of astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule on October 30. The four crew members – three American and one German – have given their blessings to actor William Shatner, who will rocket into space next week — boldly going where no other sci-fi stars have gone before. Speaking ahead of their launch, the crew gave their best Vulcan salutes to space-bound actor William Shatner. Earlier this week, Jeff Bezos’ space travel company, Blue Origin, announced Captain Kirk himself will be rocketing into space from...
  • ANGRY UPDATE!! Why is Blue Origin still getting government contracts? What about Artemis?

    09/29/2021 1:19:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 27, 2021 | The Angry Astronaut
    How does Blue Orgin continue to get government contracts while suing the government and publicly criticizing Artemis?ANGRY UPDATE!! Why is Blue Origin still getting government contracts? What about Artemis? | September 27, 2021 | The Angry Astronaut
  • William Shatner is going into SPACE with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin

    09/24/2021 11:45:16 AM PDT · by mairdie · 123 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 September 2021 | Adriana Diaz
    Legendary Star Trek actor William Shatner is set to become the oldest man ever in space as part of the second crew to travel with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin. The 90-year-old actor will take off in the New Shepard capsule in October for a 15-minute civilian flight, according to TMZ. The Blue Origin flight will be recorded for a documentary that was rejected by Discovery and is now being negotiated by Shatner's team somewhere else.
  • Nearly two months after discovering a problem with its Starliner spacecraft, Boeing is still searching for answers

    09/24/2021 4:47:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Washington Poost ^ | By Christian Davenport
    ...two months after it first discovered an issue with some of the valves in the spacecraft’s service module, the company still doesn’t know with 100 percent certainty what caused 13 of those valves to remain shut when they should have been open... ...the company might even have to swap out the spacecraft’s service module for a new one... “We got very close to launch without having identified the valve problem,” said George Nield, a panel member who previously oversaw the Federal Aviation Administration’s office of commercial space transportation. “Are there any changes to hardware inspection, testing, vehicle processing or checkout...
  • Anti-SpaceX lobbying campaign casts new light on Elon Musk's Biden beef

    09/23/2021 2:19:34 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 23 Sept 2021 | Christian Datoc
    SpaceX emerged as the federal government's preferred aerospace contractor during the Trump years, and the aforementioned leaked emails outline a concerted effort by United Launch Alliance, a chief SpaceX competitor jointly owned by Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to sour SpaceX's relationship with the Biden administration. The document itself included photos of Musk with President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, claimed that Musk "has had some controversial opinions about the coronavirus pandemic," and contained a lengthy section detailing Musk's staunchly anti-union past. "This is very helpfull!!!!" Solomon wrote in response. "I...
  • Richard Branson says he's 6 months from going to space — but Mars belongs to Elon Musk

    10/09/2017 10:48:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.businessinsider.com ^ | 10-09-2017 | Tom Turula
    After thirteen years of development and setbacks — including a fatal crash, technical difficulties and frequent delays — Richard Branson's private space program, Virgin Galactic, is soon ready for live action, at least according to Branson himself. “We are hopefully about three months before we are in space, maybe six months before I’m in space,” the founder of Virgin Galactic, which is part of Virgin Group, told an audience at Nordic Business Forum in Helsinki, Finland last week. When he received an audience question about who will reach Mars first, he or Elon Musk, Branson made clear he is not...