Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, stands in front of a New Shepard capsule and booster at the National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in
April 2017. Credit: Tom Kimmell for SpaceNews
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
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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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Solstar employees in front of Blue Origin's New Shepard crew capsule on April 29, 2018, are (from left) Charlie Whetsel, senior programmer, Terra Shephard, electrical engineer, Brian Barnett, founder and chief executive, and Mark Matossian, chief operating officer. Credit: Blue Origin
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Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle on the pad prior to an April 29 launch. Credit: Blue Origin
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A still from a video released by Blue Origin March 13 showing a recent 114-second BE-4 engine test. Credit: Blue Origin
Blue Origin’s BE-3 during acceptance testing
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