NASA has partnered with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to enable the space agency to use the latter's New Shepard suborbital vehicle for flights to study reduced gravity scenarios similar to the gravity on the moon. The new capability for lunar gravity testing is expected to be available in late 2022.More
Blue Origin, a space company owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, used a capsule with updated crew systems during the company's 14th mission with the New Shepard rocket. The updated capsule featured new push-to-talk communications systems, noise reduction tools, cushioned wall linings, environmental systems and a crew alert system, Blue Origin said Thursday.More
Blue Origin is working to convince the U.S. Air Force to continue to fund the development of the New Glenn rocket in order to get it certified to perform national security missions, SpaceNews reported Monday. “We're discussing with the Air Force the path forward for certification,“ said Megan Mitchell, director of government and legislative affairs at Blue Origin.More
Blue Origin's New Shepard vehicle has launched two Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory experiments as part of an effort to assess the capacity of commercial technologies for suborbital tracking.More
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