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Defectors from SpaceX and Blue Origin are developing a remarkable technology called ‘Stargate’ to help colonize other planets
While SpaceX works on giant reusable rockets to reach Mars, other companies are working on technologies to keep colonists alive on the red planet. Relativity Space has made the world's largest metal 3D printer, called Stargate, to print rockets, tools, and other useful objects off-Earth.
Here’s the long-lost 1975 TV episode that Jeff Bezos makes people watch to understand what his space company is all about
In 1975, a WNET television show called "The Roundtable" featured sci-fi author Isaac Asimov and futurist Gerard O'Neill discussing how humans could live in space inside giant colonies. The TV episode inspired Jeff Bezos to build rockets but was lost in a New Jersey storage unit for nearly 45 years.
Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic is ‘weeks’ away from a launch as his space race with Jeff Bezos heats up
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has said their first flight into space will happen in "weeks, not months." Galactic is racing Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin to a first commercial spaceflight, and Branson says they're "neck and neck."Branson also said he will put himself in space within months too.
Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is designing a spacecraft to land on the moon with his rocket company, Blue Origin. The "Blue Moon" robot is expected to deliver several metric tons of supplies to the surface, though Blue Origin is working with others to establish a larger lunar economy.
The sun has likely bleached them all white and partially destroyed their fragile fibers.
NASA just gave $44 million to 6 private companies — including Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin — to develop ‘tipping point’ space...
NASA just awarded six private companies a total of $44 million as part of the agency's "Tipping Point" program. The contracts are designed to help the commercial space industry test next-generation technologies like new moon-landing systems and a method to recover expensive rocket engines.
Jeff Bezos’s rocket company Blue Origin pushed the reusable New Shepard rocket to its limits — and it went flawlessly
Blue Origin is testing its New Shepard rocket for the ninth time. The test will simulate an emergency high altitude "escape motor" test. Watch it here.
Astronauts explain why nobody has visited the moon in more than 45 years — and the reasons are depressing
The last time anyone visited the moon was in December 1972, during NASA's Apollo 17 mission. Astronauts often say the biggest reasons why humans haven't returned to the moon are budgetary and political hurdles — not scientific or technical challenges.
Chris Hadfield, a former astronaut, says the rocket and spaceship technology could have been created decades ago to send people to and from Mars — but at extraordinary risk of death. He thinks we need some possibly "outlandish" solutions to make travel to the red planet safe and practical.
Blue Origin, the space flight project founded by Jeff Bezos in 2000, already has plans for space tourism and has completed some test flights with reusable rockets. Now, the company aims to land on the moon within 5 years.