SVE NEWS & Space Sharing Series — Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket is ‘go’ to launch Jeff Bezos (and crew) on 1st astronaut flight

The weather looks good for the July 20 launch. Jeff Bezos has been cleared for liftoff. The billionaire’s spaceflight company, Blue Origin, has completed the flight readiness review for its first-ever crewed launch, which will send Bezos and three others to suborbital


SVE NEWS & Space Sharing Series — Jeff Bezos donates $200 million to the Smithsonian Institution ahead of Blue Origin launch

This is the largest gift since the Smithsonian’s founding. Jeff Bezos has pledged a $200 million donation to the Smithsonian.  (Image credit: Smithsonian Institution) Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and the spaceflight company Blue Origin, will donate $200 million to the Smithsonian,