• Watch live: Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin are launching a rocket that could make way for space tourist flights this year

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Blue Origin's reusable New Shepard suborbital rocket launches toward space in 2016.
    Blue Origin
    Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Jeff Bezos, plans to attempt the 14th flight of its New Shepard rocket system on Thursday morning from West Texas.
    The rocket has a capsule designed to fly six people beyond the unofficial boundary of space, or about 100 kilometers above Earth's surface.
    No human space tourists will fly aboard the capsule, but a crash-test dummy named "Mannequin Skywalker" will to record flight experience data.
    Blue Origin plans to stream live video of the launch...
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