Blue Origin Launches Sixth Crewed Flight From Texas
Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on August 4, sending the capsule on a 10-minute flight with six crew members. The flight included Dude Perfect co-founder Coby Cotton, Portuguese entrepreneur Mario Ferreira, British-American mountaineer Vanessa O'Brien, technology leader Clint Kelly III, Egyptian engineer Sara Sabry, and telecommunications executive Steve Young. The booster came back to Earth and landed safely.
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin competes with Elon Musk's SpaceX and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic for space tourism dollars and efforts aimed to increase diversity in space travel. (Source: Bloomberg)