Thursday, July 29

Space race

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‘Whitey on the Moon’ poem garners social media attention on anniversary of moon landing, Bezos’s spaceflight

Billionaire Jeff Bezos launched into space on Tuesday, the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. Gil Scott-Heron, the revolutionary poet and soul artist, released "Whitey on the Moon" in 1970. The poem resurfaced on social media in response to the billionaire space race. LoadingSomething is loading. Gil Scott-Heron's poem "Whitey on the Moon" h...
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Elon Musk wishes long-time rival Jeff Bezos’best of luck’ for Blue Origin’s flight to the edge of space

Elon Musk wished Jeff Bezos "best of luck" ahead of Blue Origin's flight to the edge of space. Bezos is set for an 11-minute flight on Tuesday on the New Shepard rocket. Billionaires Musk and Bezos have been feuding on and off for 15 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk on wished Jeff Bezos luck ahead of the former Amazon CEO's first flight to space, which is scheduled for Tuesday."Best of luck tomorrow!" Musk tweeted overnight, in reply to a post from Blue Origin about Bezos and his crewmates completing training ahead of launch. Bezos owns Blue Origin, which he founded in 2000.—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 2...
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Jeff Bezos shares video of Oliver Daemen, the 18-year-old who will fly with him and become the youngest person to go to space

Jeff Bezos shared a video to Instagram on Sunday sharing more information about 18-year-old Oliver Daemen. Daemen will join Bezos on Blue Origin's New Shepard on Tuesday when it flys to the edge of space. Daemen will be the youngest person to ever fly to space and says he feels a "responsibility" to get young people interested in space. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Jeff Bezos and his fellow Blue Origin astronauts have started training for Tuesday’s space flight.’New Shepard is ready to fly,’ the company said.

Jeff Bezos and his fellow soon-to-be astronauts have begun training for their suborbital flight on Blue Origin's New Shepard. Bezos will fly to the edge of space with his brother, Mark, 82-year-old Wally Funk, and 18-year-old Oliver Daeman. The rocket has undergone necessary safety checks and is ready to go, Blue Origin officials said Sunday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his fellow astronauts have started the training process ahead of their flight to the edge of space on Tuesday, Blue Origin officials announced at a press conference Sunday, two days ahead of the launch.The...