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Default Blue Origin New Shepard News and Updates
by RGClark 04-07-2015, 08:51 PM

Jeff Bezos' rocket company to begin suborbital test flights this year.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Irene Klotz for Reuters
http://newsdaily.com/2015/04/jeff-be...hts-this-year/

It's about time considering the money he's spent:

Bezos Investment in Blue Origin Exceeds $500 Million by Jeff Foust July 18, 2014
http://spacenews.com/41299bezos-investment-in-blue-origin-exceeds-500-million/


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Old 04-08-2015, 12:52 AM   #2
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If the Russian situation maintains it current trajectory, Jeff bezos should be able to get a full return on investment from the sale of his rocket engines. The space launch market seems saturated considering we have dozens of proposals and vehicles but only one buyer...It seems light a tight squeeze to fit this into the new space race.
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  The space launch market seems saturated considering we have dozens of proposals and vehicles but only one buyer...It seems light a tight squeeze to fit this into the new space race.
NASA has that suborbital tourism thing locked up tight, right? No point in private citizens expecting to buy a ticket.
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 NASA has that suborbital tourism thing locked up tight, right? No point in private citizens expecting to buy a ticket.

I meant orbital spaceflight.... If NASA decides to stop sending people, all these companies will be dead.
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 I meant orbital spaceflight.... If NASA decides to stop sending people, all these companies will be dead.
Not automatically. Also the assumption that NASA can stop is pretty hypothetically.
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A dozen of unmanned tests will be required before man-rating. Good Luck. Might end to be cheaper to buy a private Soyuz LV + SC...
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 Might end to be cheaper to buy a private Soyuz LV + SC...
Buying the rest of the Soyuz ground infrastructure though could be a bit expensive... the CSG launch complex was planned to cost 200 million and is quite labour intensive compared to the others.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:38 PM   #8
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New Shepard made its first flight yesterday.

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The QA/Safety rep that lives in my head wants to cite the dude at 0:18 for wearing a ball cap under his hardhat. That's a no-no.

Other than that, pretty cool.
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That looks many orders of magnitudes more professional than the first flight of SpaceX....

Congratulations to Blue Origin!
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It's good to see more and more commercial space activity.

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 That looks many orders of magnitudes more professional than the first flight of SpaceX....
Man, you've really got it in for SpaceX, don't you?
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 Man, you've really got it in for SpaceX, don't you?
Sure I have. When everybody mutates into a SpaceX fanboy, somebody has to keep the eyes open. And of course, who does not remember the first Falcon 1 launch?

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BTW... how is the add-on status for it?
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Old 04-30-2015, 04:32 PM   #14
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https://www.blueorigin.com/
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Old 04-30-2015, 05:09 PM   #15
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The rocket stage failed to land successfully because of a loss of hydraulic pressure:

Bezos’ Blue Origin completes first test flight of ‘New Shepard’ spacecraft
Posted on April 30, 2015 by William Harwood
http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/04/30...rd-spacecraft/

I wonder if they are using an open system like SpaceX on the Falcon 9 for the landing.


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