• There are very solid engineering reasons why Jeff Bezos's rocket looks exactly like, you know, that

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    A view of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.
    Blue Origin
    Billionaire Jeff Bezos went to the edge of space on Tuesday in Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.
    The suborbital rocket has a domed, wide capsule on top for passengers - giving it a phallic profile.
    New Shepard's characteristic design makes it more stable and optimizes cabin space, experts said.
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    Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos flew to the edge of space Tuesday in a company rocket that had a bulbous passenger capsule sitting atop a tall, narrow booster shaft. The New Shepard rocket's...
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  • Wally Funk was the only endearing thing about Jeff Bezos's spaceflight

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Left to right: Oliver Daemen, Matt Bezos, Jeff Bezos, and Wally Funk at a ceremony after their spaceflight, July 20, 2021.
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    Jeff Bezos rocketed to the edge of space on Tuesday with two other rich guys .
    Bezos said Amazon workers and customers " paid for all of this ," rekindling criticism of its labor practices .
    Wally Funk , the 82-year-old aviator who flew alongside the three men, was the flight's saving grace.
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    When Jeff Bezos blasted off to the edge of space on Tuesday, it was a huge achievement for Blue Origin. But it...
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