Branson is trailing Bezos in space tourism, while Musk’s SpaceX competes in a league of its own

Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk Joe Skipper | Reuters; Joe Raedle | Getty Images; Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | Getty Images 2021 has been a whirlwind for private space tourism, with this week especially crucial for the ventures founded by Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson. While Bezos’ Blue Origin took a step … Read more

Elon Musk says Starlink will provide faster internet speeds on airlines

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, stands in the foundry of the Tesla Gigafactory during a press event. year. Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | picture alliance | Getty Images Elon Musk on Thursday touted SpaceX’s plan to use Starlink for in-flight Wi-Fi, emphasizing that his company is in discussions with airlines to add the high-speed satellite … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is launching William Shatner on October tourist spaceflight

William Shatner Anjali Sundaram | CNBC Science fiction will soon become reality, as William Shatner is scheduled to launch on the next crewed spaceflight of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Blue Origin plans to fly the Canadian actor, who famously played Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek television series, as one of the passengers on … Read more

Turmoil at Bezos’ Blue Origin: Talent exodus came after CEO’s push for full return to the office

Billionaire American businessman Jeff Bezos walks with Blue Origin’s President and CEO Bob Smith after Bezos flew on the company’s inaugural flight to the edge of space, in the nearby town of Van Horn, Texas, U.S. July 20, 2021. Joe Skipper | Reuters Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is suffering from an elevated turnover rate, CNBC … Read more

Read the email Blue Origin’s CEO sent employees in response to allegations of a toxic workplace

Bob Smith, chief executive officer of Blue Origin LLC, speaks during TechCrunch Disrupt 2019 in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith sent a companywide email to the employees of Jeff Bezos‘ venture as an internal response to allegations of … Read more

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is a ‘toxic’ workplace, some current and ex-workers claim in essay

Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images Twenty-one current and former employees of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin claim the space company is a “toxic” workplace, according to an … Read more

Watch Astra launch its first rocket since going public

[The livestream is slated to begin at 4 p.m. EDT. Please refresh the page if you do not see the video player above.] Rocket builder Astra Space is going for its first launch since the company went public, with the company also aiming to reach orbit for the first time. Astra is launching its rocket LV0006 from … Read more

Branson’s Virgin Orbit to go public through a SPAC at $3.7 billion valuation

The modified 737 aircraft “Cosmic Girl” lifts off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California carrying a LauncherOne rocket on June 30, 2021. Virgin Orbit Virgin Orbit, the satellite-launching spinoff off of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, is preparing to go public, announcing Monday that it will merge with a SPAC to list on the Nasdaq. … Read more

Top talent departs Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin as NASA lander fight escalates

Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images Jeff Bezos flew to space late last month, but his company has lost top talent since the billionaire space founder came … Read more

Government denies Bezos’ protest of NASA awarding lunar lander contract to Musk’s SpaceX

Jeff Bezos, owner of Blue Origin, introduces a new lunar landing module called Blue Moon during an event at the Washington Convention Center, May 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Getty Images The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday denied protests from companies affiliated with Jeff Bezos that NASA wrongly awarded a lucrative … Read more