Saturday, July 24, 2021

Steven Levy

Jeff Bezos Goes to Space. Day Three: Reentry

For the Amazon and Blue Origin founder, suborbital space tourism is just the first step toward something much bigger.It’s been a bad month for Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov. In 1961, at age 25, he became the second person to...

Jeff Bezos Goes to Space. Day Two: Blastoff

The day was a career highlight for the Amazon and Blue Origin founder. But the real star of the show was Wally Funk.Only a few months ago, Blue Origin, the space company founded and funded by Jeff Bezos, didn’t...

Jeff Bezos Touches Space Aboard Blue Origin Rocket

The Amazon founder, his brother, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and a paying passenger were the first to test out the New Shepard suborbital rocket system.In 1994, Jeff Bezos and his then-wife, MacKenzie, drove from New York City to Seattle...

Jeff Bezos Is Going to Space. Day One: Countdown

WIRED is reporting daily from Van Horn, Texas, where the Amazon founder will be among the first passengers aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket system.“You can go ahead and poke your head in,” Jeff Bezos told me. It was...

Richard Branson Reaches Space on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity

The historic flight is only the second time that the rocket plane has carried people.The sky over the Spaceport America in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was afire with lightning last night. The storm was sufficiently fierce to postpone Virgin...

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