"We are step by step trying to incorporate lessons learned as we go," Blue Origin's Clay Mowry said Sept. 12 during a panel discussion at World Satellite Business Week. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger
MX-1E Moon Express
Space for Humanity is considering purchasing rides for participants on Blue Origin's New Shepard reusable, suborbital rocket, which has undergone multiple test flights, and may take tourists into space as early as 2018. Credit: Blue Origin
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VSS Unity suborbital spaceplane on the tarmac in Mojave, California. Credit: Virgin Galactic
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A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., carrying Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites for the Air Force. The service has been stepping up its investment in SSA - both within the military and with the commercial sector. Credit: ULA
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Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos discusses the status of the company's New Shepard suborbital vehicle April 5 at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Behind Bezos are a model of the New Shepard crew capsule and the propulsion module that flew five suborbital flights. Credit: SpaceNews/Jeff Foust
Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos speaks in front of his company's New Shepard suborbital vehicle on display at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs April 5. Bezos said the company still plans to start flying people on suborbital space tourism flights by the end of 2018, although the company has yet to start selling tickets or even setting a ticket price. Development of New Shepard, he said, is informing the company's plans for an orbital launch vehicle, New Glenn, that will use the same BE-4 engines that United Launch Alliance is considering for its Vulcan rocket. Credit: Chuck Bigger for SpaceNews
Work on Blue Origin's New Shepard display at the 33rd Space Symposium was still underway as pre-conference events started Monday morning. Credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger -
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