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Jeff Bezos gets his bearings on rocket engine

What’s the difference between ball bearings and hydrostatic bearings? You should have more of an inkling after checking out Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ latest update on the development of… 183 more words

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SpaceX Dragon makes picture-perfect splash

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule brought tons of cargo back down to Earth from the International Space Station today, in a trip that ended with a Pacific Ocean splashdown. 84 more words

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OneWeb satellites added to Blue Origin's list

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after announcing the first launch customer for Blue Origin’s yet-to-be-built New Glenn rocket, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos introduced the second customer: OneWeb, a venture that aims to create a satellite network for global broadband access. 133 more words

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Blue Origin's first launch customer: Eutelsat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos revealed satellite operator Eutelsat as the first paying customer for his Blue Origin space venture’s New Glenn orbital rocket, and showed off a new animation depicting the rocket taking off, delivering a satellite to orbit and landing on a barge at sea. 97 more words

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Jeff Bezos shows off shiny new rocket engine

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is providing a sneak peek at his Blue Origin space venture’s BE-4 rocket engine, which could someday help power missions to the moon. 101 more words

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Stephen Colbert dons Boeing's spacesuit

Let history record that America’s first late-night astronaut is … Stephen Colbert?

In a pre-recorded bit due to be broadcast tonight on CBS’ “Late Show,” 94 more words

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Star-studded cast watches SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane glided through its third free-flying test run today, and although it hasn’t yet lit up its engine, there was a high-powered crowd to fuel the excitement at California’s Mojave Air and Space Port. 107 more words

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