Monday, July 26

Blue Origin

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You won’t go to space any time soon, no matter what the billionaires say

This month, billionaires Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson went on suborbital space flights with their respective companies. The billionaires say they plan to make space tourism mainstream, but the trips came with hefty price tags. Space law experts say the prices aren't the only thing that will stop the average person from going on a space tour. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Jeff Bezos’ 18-year-old space-flight companion reportedly told him he had never bought anything from Amazon before

On their Blue Origin trip, 18-year-old Oliver Daemen told Jeff Bezos he'd never bought from Amazon. Bezos replied, "Oh, wow, it's a long time ago I heard someone say that," Daemen told Reuters. Amazon revenue was key to funding the trip; Bezos has thanked Amazon workers for making it possible. LoadingSomething is loading. The 18-year-old passen...
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Jeff Bezos’ astronaut wings might only be’honorary’ after the FAA changed the definition of an astronaut

Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first-ever New Shepard crew may only qualify for "honorary" astronaut wings from the FAA. The FAA updated its astronaut criteria on the day that Bezos rocketed to the edge of space. The new guidelines make a clear distinction between "flight crew" and "spaceflight participants." LoadingSomething is loading. Jeff Bez...
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Bezos is left without decoration that Richard Branson received | Digital Trends Spanish

Everything indicates that the competition between the millionaires who have gone into space will continue: Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. Now, the Federal Aviation Authority of the United States has indicated that it will not give an important recognition to the former CEO of Amazon, who does have Branson, of Virgin Galactic. Recently, this body has tightened its rules. Thus, to grant the traditional astronaut wings, the person should have contributed to the flight and its safety, which Bezos did not do, since the New Shepard's trip was controlled from the ground and at no time did the people who were going in the cabin. So far, only Virgin Galactic pilots, including Richard Branson, who pilot the space plane from the cockpit, plus Chief Astronaut Beth Moses, who flew alone in the coc...
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10 things in tech: Larry Page in Fiji — Zuck’s metaverse — Web outages

Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started.1. A lot of websites went dark yesterday. UPS, FedEx, US Bank, Airbnb, and other major websites saw outages beginning around noon yesterday, but the issue was fixed within an hour. What we know about what happened.2. Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to turn Facebook into "a metaverse company." The CEO said Facebook will transform from a social media company to the center of the metaverse. That sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, so here's a brief explainer.3. Reclusive billionaire Larry Page has been hiding out in Fiji for the past year, sources say. The Google cofounder has bee...
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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos both want to colonize space. Here are the biggest problems with their plans, from thinning bones to toxic plants on Mars.

The space race between Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk is heating up. Both billionaires have grand but very different plans for human space colonization. Three experts told Insider about the scientific, medical, and ethical challenges facing space colonies. LoadingSomething is loading. We are currently in the middle of a new space race, except this ti...
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Jeff Bezos went to space to realize how fragile Earth is. A 10-minute flight may not be long enough to experience this’overview effect.’

Astronauts realize Earth is fragile when seeing it from space. This is called the "overview effect." Jeff Bezos endeavored to feel that sensation during his roughly 10-minute spaceflight on Tuesday. One expert isn't sure a short flight is enough to profoundly change the billionaire's perspective. LoadingSomething is loading. When NASA astronaut...
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Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon workers for paying for his space flight. For some, the feeling isn’t mutual.

Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon's workers and customers for paying for his Blue Origin space flight. But some Amazon workers said they want better pay and working conditions, not a thank you. "He should just go to Jupiter and live his best life there," one worker told Insider. LoadingSomething is loading. After Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Be...
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I got as close as possible to the launch site where Jeff Bezos blasted into space — here’s what it was like

This morning, Jeff Bezos went on an 11-minute flight into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Andy Luten was on the scene in the small West Texas town of Van Horn, as close as spectators could get to the launch site. Cheers erupted from the crowd as the rocket took flight, and many young space enthusiasts had come to witness the event. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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‘Austin Powers’ super villain Dr. Evil was trending in connection with Jeff Bezos’ trip to space, and these photos show why

Jeff Bezos and three crew successfully flew past the Karman line to space on Tuesday. Footage of the launch drew comparisons to the 1999 film "Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me." Viewers on social media compared Bezos and his rocket to the film's villain, Dr. Evil. LoadingSomething is loading. Jeff Bezos gave the world quite a show on Tuesd...