Jeff Bezos

Oliver Daemen, from left, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, Wally Funk and Bezos' brother Mark pose for photos in front of the Blue Origin New Shepard rocket, left rear, after their launch from the spaceport near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Jeff Bezos’s comments on workers after spaceflight draws rebuke

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  • Jul 21, 2021

 

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket sits on a spaceport launch pad near Van Horn, Texas, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The rocket that is scheduled to launch later this morning will carry passengers Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and space tourism company Blue Origin, his brother Mark Bezos, Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Jeff Bezos alongside youngest, oldest 2 people to ever reach edge of space

Named after America’s first astronaut, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket soared from remote West Texas

 

In this Jan. 14, 2021 photo made available by Blue Origin, the New Shepard NS-14 rocket lifts off from Launch Site One in West Texas. On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Blue Origin’s 60-foot (18-meter) New Shepard rocket will accelerate toward space at three times the speed of sound, or Mach 3, before separating from the capsule and returning for an upright landing. (Blue Origin via AP)

With Tuesday’s Bezos space launch, Blue Origin engineers look for more ‘extreme elation’

On the first try in April 2015, the pioneering self-landing booster rocket crashed to Earth and was destroyed