Melbourne restaurant owner set to fly to space Thursday on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket
Blue Origin has scheduled a Thursday morning launch for its sixth New Shepard crewed mission, which will take Pineapples owner Steve Young and five companions soaring into space, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Mexican-born engineer pushing for more diversity in space
The flight comes amid efforts to increase diversity in space travel, which long has been dominated by white men. (Katya Echazarreta via AP) (Katya Echazarreta)ATLANTA — (AP) — Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya Echazarreta was encouraged to abandon her dreams of traveling to space. “Everyone around me — family, friends, teachers — I just kept hearing the same thing: That’s not for you,” Echazarreta told The Associated Press. Echazarreta, whose flight is sponsored by the nonprofit Space for Humanity, will be the first Mexican-born woman and one of the youngest women to fly to space. “True diversity and access is sustained diversity and access,” Bimm told The Associated Press.wftv.com
Billionaire hedge fund boss Ken Griffin paid $8 million to fly to space with Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin — but will donate his seat to a New York schoolteacher, report says
The crewed mission, on a reusable New Shepard launch vehicle, is set to take place in the first half of 2023, Bloomberg reported.news.yahoo.com
Missile attack on Kyiv was message from Russia, former U.S. defense official says
Russia launched missiles at the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv while the U.N. secretary-general was visiting. Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers spoke with Mike Vickers, a former U.S. undersecretary of defense for intelligence, about the message Russia was trying to send and what it will take for the war in Ukraine to end.news.yahoo.com
Blue Origin again delays upcoming New Glenn rocket’s first launch from Florida
Blue Origin’s upcoming heavy-lift New Glenn rocket will have to wait at least another year for its Florida debut, according to recent comments by an executive later confirmed by the company itself, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Comedian’s flight plan scrubbed: Pete Davidson no longer going to blast off on Blue Origin
Pete Davidson is not going to go to the edge of space on Blue Origin after the original mission date has been pushed back six days. Because of the rescheduling, Davidson would not be able to go in the NS-20 mission and will be replaced. Pete Davidson is no longer able to join the NS-20 crew on this mission. — Blue Origin (@blueorigin) March 18, 2022No details were given by Blue Origin or Davidson for why the “Saturday Night Live” comedian would not be able to be part of the NS-20 mission, The New York Times reported. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 14 Photos: Pete Davidson through the years Here are some memorable photos of comedian Pete Davidson through the years.wftv.com
Orlando couple to launch into space alongside Pete Davidson on Blue Origin flight
Shatner to space Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches carrying passengers William Shatner, Chris Boshuizen, Audrey Powers and Glen de Vries from its spaceport near Van Horn, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero) (LM Otero/AP)ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orlando couple will launch into space alongside comedian Pete Davidson and three others on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft. Sharon’s nonprofit, SpaceKids, works to inspire elementary-aged children to get into space and STEAM+ careers. READ: Pete Davidson to blast off on Blue Origin’s 4th human flight“This flight represents what’s possible for every child who develops an interest in space,” Sharon said in a statement. The couple will join the company of William Shatner and Michael Strahan, both previous passengers on Blue Origin launches.wftv.com
NASA: SpaceX human moon lander work on ‘pause’ until Blue Origin lawsuit is resolved
A week after Blue Origin filed a lawsuit against NASA over its decision to award SpaceX a nearly $3 billion moon contract the space agency says it is voluntarily pausing work on the human lunar landing system until the legal matter is resolved.