Prince William urges focus on saving planet instead of space travel

Prince William on Thursday blasted the billionaires entangled in the space tourism race, saying that the great minds of the world should be focused on attempting to “repair this planet.” During an interview with the BBC, the Duke of Cambridge criticized billionaires like Jeff BezosJeffrey (Jeff) Preston BezosWarren: Billionaires who ‘have enough money to shoot themselves … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has tremendous lead over Blue Origin, says physicist Michio Kaku

Blue Origin, on October 13, successfully conducted its second crewed flight by sending four astronauts including an actor to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere. But while the world was waiting for the launch, American physicist Michio Kaku candidly opined that Elon Musk’s SpaceX is tremendously ahead of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. In an interview with Fox … Read more

New Shepard instead of USS Enterprise. The original “James T. Kirk” flew from Blue Origin

Canadian actor William Shatner took a short-lived sub-orbital journey to the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere with three other passengers of the New Shepard Crew Capsule. They were respectively: Dr. Chris Boshuizen (Planet Labs co-founder), Glen de Vries (Medidata Solutions co-founder; both as commercial participants – ticket buyers) and Audrey Powers (vice president working at … Read more

After an all-trip with Blue Origin: “Star Trek” icon William Shatner becomes the oldest space tourist

Wednesday October 13, 2021 After all-outing with Blue Origin “Star Trek” icon William Shatner becomes the oldest space tourist The second manned flight of the “New Shepard” capsule by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – this time with the famous “Captain Kirk” actor. The all excursion with William Shatner takes around ten minutes. The capsule lands … Read more

William Shatner Prepares To Be Oldest Person Ever To Travel Into Space – CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Legendary actor William Shatner is set to become the older person to launch into space when he blasts off from West Texas Wednesday morning aboard a Blue Origin rocket. William Shatner speaks at New York Comic Con at the Jacob Javits Center on Oct. 7, 2021, in New York City. (Getty … Read more

Elon Musk mocks Jeff Bezos after extending lead as world’s richest man

Elon Musk has come through on his promise to send Jeff Bezos a silver medal now that the Tesla CEO has surpassed the Amazon founder to become the world’s richest person. Musk couldn’t help himself from chiming in on Twitter after Bezos posted a message about overcoming adversity. “Listen and be open, but don’t let … Read more

The Australian engineer joining William Shatner on board Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space flight

On Tuesday, an Australian physicist and engineer will boldly go where very few have gone before, blasting off into space on board Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space capsule. Former NASA engineer Dr Chris Boshuizen will become the third Australian to fly into space. And when he lifts off this week, he won’t be alone. … Read more

Is conflict in space inevitable?

In recent years, nations have started flexing their muscles in space. Four years ago, China destroyed one of its weather satellites with a missile, creating tens of thousands of pieces of shrapnel, all large enough and traveling fast enough to destroy another satellite or pose a threat to the International Space Station. Two years later, … Read more

Chinese space tourism firm’s rocket appears to be inspired by SpaceX and Blue Origin’s spacecraft

Jeff Bezos in front of Blue Origin’s space capsule Dubbed the ‘NewSpace’ set, Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk all say they were inspired by the first moon landing in 1969, when the US beat the Soviet Union in the space race, and there is no doubt how much it would mean to … Read more

SNL Rips Into Jeff Bezos and the Ridiculous Billionaire Space Race

In their separate discourses ahead of the historic (and very short) flights, both Branson and Bezos pointed out that space travel needed to become more inclusive and accessible. This meant that civilians should get to enjoy it, as long as they had a cosmic budget to pay for it. Still, it was a first step … Read more