Jeff Bezos

Sierra Space, the subsidiary of private aerospace contractor Sierra Nevada Corporation, raised $1.4 billion in new capital. The company’s valuation jumped to $4.5 billion following the raise, with investors including General Atlantic, Coatue, and Moore Strategic Ventures, as well as the funds of private equity firms BlackRock and AE Industrial Partners. Sierra Space has two
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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin raised its offer to cover NASA costs of an astronaut lunar lander from $2 billion to “over $3 billion” as the company battled in federal court. The sweetened offer came as Bezos’ company fought NASA’s decision to solely award SpaceX with a $2.9 billion contract under the agency’s Human Landing System
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The U.S. Federal Court of Claims ruled against Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin in the company’s lawsuit against NASA. Federal judge Richard Hertling sided with the defense in his ruling, completing a months long battle after Blue Origin sued NASA in August. NASA in April awarded SpaceX with the sole contract for the agency’s Human Landing
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Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin unveiled its plan for a private space station called “Orbital Reef,” which it expects to deploy between 2025 and 2030. Blue Origin describes the Orbital Reef station, which would be habitable for up to 10 people, as a “mixed use business park” in space. The company’s primary partner for
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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 forward in flying people on suborbital space trips, Branson’s Virgin Galactic took a step back – putting the latter company at least a
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William Shatner, moments after returning to Earth from a trip just beyond the edge of space, recounted his experience in an emotional talk with Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos. The Canadian actor, who famously played Capt. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” series, described the spaceflight as “unbelievable” and something that “everybody in the world
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Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith sent a companywide email to the employees of Jeff Bezos’ venture in response to allegations of a toxic workplace. Smith’s email, obtained by CNBC, seeks to “reassure” the company that Blue Origin’s spacecraft and rockets are safe, and that there’s “no tolerance for discrimination or harassment of any kind.” Blue
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