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Watch Live: William Shatner blasts off to space aboard Blue Origin rocket

Fifty-five years after his debut as Captain Kirk in the cult-classic TV series "Star Trek," William Shatner, now 90, is finally launching to the final frontier for real Wednesday, becoming the oldest person to fly in space courtesy of Jeff Bezos and his rocket company Blue Origin. Shatner will join...
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Skip Space – Let’s Go To Blue Origin’s Astronaut Village Instead

As part of today’s launch by Blue Origin, an extended hold meant the livestream hosts – Senior Director of Astronaut and Orbital Sales Ariane Cornell and Senior Manager of Civil Space Government Relations Jacki Cortese – had some time to kill. After covering updates about Blue Origin, detailing the launch, and sharing some extended photos of the rocket and surrounding countryside, they launched into a different clip.
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William Shatner's space launch on Blue Origin's New Shepard: When to watch and what to know

Blue Origin's next crewed space mission will see a "Star Trek" captain explore the strange new world of space for real. On Oct. 12, the company's second crewed flight on its New Shepard spacecraft after flying founder Jeff Bezos in July will include starring passenger William Shatner, an actor best known for portraying Captain James T. Kirk in the iconic sci-fi franchise "Star Trek."

Blue Origin sets date for next crewed space trip, names 2 passengers

Blue Origin will send its second batch of space tourists on a suborbital flight on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The company has revealed two of the four crewmembers will be Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Earth observation company Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, vice chair for life sciences and healthcare at French software company Dassault Systèmes. The remaining two crewmembers will be announced in the coming days, Blue Origin said in a statement.
The Verge

Blue Origin ‘gambled’ with its Moon lander pricing, NASA says in legal documents

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin “gambled” with its Moon lander proposal last year by hoping NASA would be willing to negotiate its $5.9 billion price tag, agency attorneys argued in blunt legal filings obtained by The Verge. NASA, cash-strapped with a tight budget from Congress, declined to negotiate and turned down Blue Origin’s lunar lander in April and picked SpaceX’s instead, sparking ongoing protests from Bezos’ space company.

Blue Origin lawsuit: 4 facts revealed from released court documents

Blue Origin was denied a lucrative NASA lunar lander contract — but it’s refusing to go down without a fight. Now unsealed court documents show the nature of its SpaceX-centered lawsuit against the government agency. The court document, posted in PDF form on CNBC, reveals Blue Origin believes NASA cut...

ULA Wants Blue Origin Engine By End of Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — United Launch Alliance is hoping to receive Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine — which will be used as the engine for ULA’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket for an upcoming national security space launch — before the end of 2021, the organization’s CEO said in August. The Space...

US Space Force awards $87.5M to Rocket Lab, SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA for next-gen rocket testing

The awards were granted by the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC), a program managed by the Space Force’s Space Systems Command. SpEC facilitates engagement between the U.S. Department and Defense and the space industry, by allowing its nearly 600 members to compete for contracts. The awards, which total $87.5 million, were granted to four launch companies: