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SpaceX launches first private space crew into orbit | USA TODAY

SpaceX launches first private space crew into orbit | USA TODAY

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SpaceX launches its first private space crew on the Inspiration4 mission conceived and financed by Pennsylvania tech billionaire Jared Isaacman. A St. Jude’s physician assistant will be on board, along with two contest winners. Launch window at 0002GMT on Thursday. RELATED: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/09/15/spacex-launch-inspiration-4-mission-first-all-civilian-private-flight/8330199002/ Sitting atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will be four private citizens in a specially modified Crew Dragon capsule awaiting to start three days of orbiting the Earth, the first time an all-civilian crew will have orbited the planet. Rather than just climbing to the edge of space and returning to land in less than an hour as Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin recently did, Inspiration4 will...
Blue Origin launches first human flight with Jeff Bezos on board – 7/20 (FULL LIVE STREAM)

Blue Origin launches first human flight with Jeff Bezos on board – 7/20 (FULL LIVE STREAM)

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Jeff Bezos is set to blast off through the atmosphere on his company’s rocket from his remote ranch in West Texas on July 20. The Washington Post and Discovery are co-producing a special report, featuring dispatches from mission control and Smithsonian’s Air & Space museum. Tune in to watch Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket launch humans into space for the first time. The Post’s Libby Casey and Discovery’s Chris Jacobs will co-anchor a broadcast from The Post newsroom and feature live reports from Post reporter Christian Davenport, author of “The Space Barons,” who will be in Van Horn, Tex., to report on mission control. The show will also include interviews with astronaut Leland Melvin and Dr. Ellen Stofan, the Smithsonian’s Undersecretary for Science and Research. Additionally, a tea...
Blue Origin launches New Shepard rocket with Jeff Bezos onboard (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Blue Origin launches New Shepard rocket with Jeff Bezos onboard (LIVE) | USA TODAY

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Jeff Bezos launches into space onboard Blue Origin's tourism-focused New Shepard vehicle, the company's first crewed flight. Launch is expected at 9amET. RELATED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct7rVUY8oKQ&t=2s Jeff Bezos' first move after formally stepping down as CEO of Amazon? A trip to space. The founder of the retailing giant confirmed Monday he and his brother, Mark, will ride on the first human flight of New Shepard, a suborbital rocket system developed by his aerospace company Blue Origin. "Ever since I was 5 years old, I’ve dreamed of traveling to space," said Bezos in a video post on his personal Instagram account. "On July 20th, I will take that journey with my brother." July 20th will be the 52nd anniversary of the 1969 Apollo moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldri...
Virgin Galactic launches Unity 22 into space (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Virgin Galactic launches Unity 22 into space (LIVE) | USA TODAY

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Sir Richard Branson and his crew launch into space aboard Virgin Galactic's Unity 22. RELATED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GblwXSPi9Oc Branson is due to take off from New Mexico, launching with two pilots and three other employees aboard a rocket plane carried aloft by a double-fuselage aircraft. » Subscribe to USA TODAY: http://bit.ly/1xa3XAh » Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY: https://bit.ly/2XO9NvN » USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR. #VirginGalactic #RichardBranson #SpaceLaunch
Watch Live: Richard Branson launches to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane

Watch Live: Richard Branson launches to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane

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Watch billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson's flight to space Sunday aboard his company's passenger rocket plane. This is Virgin Galactic's first fully crewed spaceflight, which includes two pilots, Branson and three other “mission specialists.” Courtesy of Virgin Galactic. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the count...