Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, two crewmates arrive at International Space Station

Three people just arrived at the International Space Station — and two of them are space tourists. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, video producer Yozo Hirano and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin made contact with the orbiting lab Wednesday (Dec. 8) at 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT). The trio left Earth just six … Read more

Bezos and excited crewmates eager for blastoff Tuesday – Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION Oliver Daemen, Wally Funk, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Bezos receive a briefing at the New Shepard launch site. Credit: Blue Origin Nine days after being upstaged by Richard Branson, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is finally ready for his own flight into history, blasting off Tuesday morning aboard a … Read more