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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin sends 1st Egyptian and Portuguese nationals to space

The autonomous, re-usable vehicle sent its crew capsule soaring above the Karman line, the internationally recognized space boundary, 62 miles (100 kilometers) above sea level.

The crew member of the sixth crewed flight of Blue Origin(Source Blue Origin)
The crew member of the sixth crewed flight of Blue Origin(Source Blue Origin)
Updated on Aug 05, 2022 11:53 AM IST
AFP | | Edited by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin completes third space flight with 6-member crew

The stubby white spacecraft with a round tip blasted off into clear blue skies over West Texas for a roughly 11 minute trip to just beyond the internationally-recognized boundary of space, 62 miles (100 kilometers) high.

A Blue Origin New Shepard rocket lifts off with a crew of six, including Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of the first American in space Alan Shepard, for whom the spacecraft is named, from Launch Site One in west Texas, US. (REUTERS)
A Blue Origin New Shepard rocket lifts off with a crew of six, including Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of the first American in space Alan Shepard, for whom the spacecraft is named, from Launch Site One in west Texas, US. (REUTERS)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 09:14 PM IST
AFP |

Mom, daughter bound for space after winning Virgin Galactic prize

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson surprised Schahaff with the news at her home in the Caribbean in early November.

The drive attracted nearly 165,000 participants in eight weeks, Virgin Galactic said in a statement.(AP)
The drive attracted nearly 165,000 participants in eight weeks, Virgin Galactic said in a statement.(AP)
Updated on Nov 25, 2021 05:17 AM IST

Blue Origin’s next flight will have space pioneer’s daughter, NFL star aboard

Blue Origin said the upcoming NS-19 flight on December 9 from Launch Site One in West Texas will carry six people for the first time and will also include the first parent-child pair to fly in space. 

Blue Origin flight will also carry a postcard from each astronaut flown on behalf of its foundation. (Reuters File Photo)
Blue Origin flight will also carry a postcard from each astronaut flown on behalf of its foundation. (Reuters File Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 07:44 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Vries, who went to space with Shatner aboard Blue Origin, dies in plane crash

The one-time space tourist Glen M. de Vries, 49, of New York City, and Thomas P. Fischer, 54, of Hopatcong, were aboard the single-engine Cessna 172 that went down Thursday.

 Glen de Vries, 49, and Thomas P. Fischer, 54, died in crash of a single-engine Cessna 172 that went down Thursday, Nov. 11, in a wooded area of Hampton Township, New Jersey(AP)
 Glen de Vries, 49, and Thomas P. Fischer, 54, died in crash of a single-engine Cessna 172 that went down Thursday, Nov. 11, in a wooded area of Hampton Township, New Jersey(AP)
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 04:37 AM IST
AP | , Hampton Township, New Jersey, Us
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