Why Elon Musk’s space rockets are so much more promising than Jeff Bezos’ right now

This year is shaping up to be an extremely exciting time for the future of commercial spaceflight, which will be built upon the backbone of revolutionary 21st-century rockets. The private American space companies Blue Origin and SpaceX are paving the way.

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Rocket Financed by Amazon Founder Crashes in Test

By KENNETH CHANG – Published: September 2, 2011

Mario Tama/Getty Images Jeffrey P. Bezos

A spacecraft financed by Jeffrey P. Bezos, the billionaire chief executive of Amazon.com, crashed during a test flight in West Texas, Mr. Bezos said on Friday.

No one was on board for the flight, and no one on the ground was injured when […]

From Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos – Successful Short Hop, Setback, and Next Vehicle

Three months ago, we successfully flew our second test vehicle in a short hop mission, and then last week we lost the vehicle during a developmental test at Mach 1.2 and an altitude of 45,000 feet. A flight instability drove an angle of attack that triggered our range safety system to terminate thrust on the […]

Blue Origin Failure Causes Reality Check for Commercial Space Flight

Mark Whittington – Sat Sep 3, 4:50 pm ET

Blue Origin Blue Origin's development vehicle is shown rising to 45,000 feet, just before the activation of its termination system.

An unmanned rocket launched by Blue Origin, a private rocket company owned by Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos, had to be destroyed in flight during a test flight at that company’s Texas launch facility. […]

Jeff Bezos’ Spacecraft Blows Up In Secret Test Flight; Locals Describe ‘Challenger-Like’ Explosion

This afternoon, the Wall Street Journal got wordfrom government officials that an unmanned rocket funded by Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos crashed during a test flight last week. The Journal was unable to get Bezos’ notoriously secretive private space firm Blue Origin to comment on the accident.

A rendering of Blue Origin's suborbital spacecraft. Via Wikipedia.

Blue Origin’s rep also […]

Bezos-Funded Spaceship Misfires

By ANDY PASZTOR

An unmanned spaceship funded by Internet billionaire Jeff Bezos suffered a major failure during a recent test flight, according to U.S. government and industry officials, highlighting the dramatic risks of private space ventures.

The vertical takeoff and landing spacecraft, developed by closely held Blue Origin LLC, was on a suborbital flight from the company’s West […]