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Fraser
2019-May-02, 09:20 PM
Today’s breed of billionaire space entrepreneurs likes to keep us guessing, don’t they? Mr. Elon Musk is famous for announcing partial plans on Twitter, then leaving us to cajole the details out of him. Now, Jim Bezos, Amazon founder and Blue Origin visionary, is making us guess what an upcoming mysterious announcement might mean, all …
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bknight
2019-May-03, 12:32 AM
Another suborbital flight, when do they plan orbital operations?

Trebuchet
2019-May-03, 04:09 PM
Orbital operations have to wait for the New Glenn, New Shepard can't do it. What I'm waiting for is manned flight of the New Shepard!

I caught the landing portion of yesterday's flight live. It's interesting that they land quite differently from SpaceX, hovering for a few seconds before touching down. Falcon9 basically just decelerates all the way in hitting zero velocity just as they reach the ground.

bknight
2019-May-03, 04:54 PM
Sometime next year? I thought that the crewed mission was for later this year, but that doesn't look promising.