Sunday, July 25

Spaceflight

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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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More than 41,000 people have signed petitions to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after his trip to space next month

Petitions to stop Jeff Bezos' Earth re-entry collected more than 41,000 signatures between them. The one with the most signatures is entitled: "Do not allow Jeff Bezos to return to Earth." Bezos will fly into space on July 20 for Blue Origin's first human flight of New Shepard rocket. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 41,000 people have signed petitions calling to stop Jeff Bezos from returning to Earth after he blasts into space next month.Bezos, founder of space-exploration firm Blue Origin, said on June 7 that he and his brother Mark Bezos will fly into space aboard the New Shepard rocket on July 20 — the co...