Bezos Innnnnn Spaaaaaaaaace!

from the one-step-closer dept

It's been quite some time since rumors started leaking out that Jeff Bezos was spending money on a space venture named Blue Origin, but they've been extremely quiet while other billionaires (Paul Allen, Richard Branson, etc.) stole the headlines for billionaires in space. Now, however, a little bit more is coming out about the Bezos project. While they didn't go after the X-Prize, they are starting to build a testing facility for a suborbital ship that can take up to three astronauts, while taking off and landing vertically. Honestly, after the X-Prize and SpaceShipOne, this sounds sort of "me-too-ish." Still, it should be interesting to watch the dueling billionaires figure out who can get to space first.


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    dorpus, Jan 13th, 2005 @ 5:41pm

    Kabooooooooom

    Which billionaire gets to become 200,000 pieces scattered over the Indian Ocean first?

     

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    Precision Blogger, Jan 17th, 2005 @ 10:30am

    Could be a terrific bargain!

    As I remarked quite some time ago:
    This could be a terrific bargain: I'm going to wait until they offer free shipping.
    - The Precision Blogger
    http://precision-blogging.blogspot.com

     

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