Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Plans Test Spaceflight in West Texas on Sunday

New Shepard is going on its eight mission on Sunday when it's launched from Blue Origin's pad in Van Horn. The launch is planned for 8:30 a.m. CT and will be live streamed, Bezos said in a Tweet Friday. Blue Origin is one of Bezos' personal passions and he talked about why he created the company and got involved in a space travel while in Dallas last Friday when he spoke at a Bush Center and Southern Methodist University event where he was a keynote. He is trying to create a reusable rocket to advance space travel. He's doing it for the future students who can't create a rocket company in their dorm room, but can create companies some day that require space travel.   Continue reading...

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