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SpaceX Offers 30% Price Cut for flight in Used Rocket

SpaceX Offers 30% Price Cut for flight in Used Rocket

Several companies in the field of space exploration, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic, have been working on the concept of reusable launch vehicles so as to achieve the dream of landing a rocket after successful missions.

Apart from being a scientific breakthrough, such reusable vehicles are going to save huge money for these companies, which can be used for further research.

As part of this initiative, Elon Musk’s SpaceX last week organized another successful launch of its Falcon 9 rocket. Though the launch was as the company had desired, the landing was not quite as successful as the one in December (it crashed into the ocean).

Media gets first ever tour of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

Media gets first ever tour of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin

The team members of Jeff Bezos’ space venture Blue Origin were aware that there would be queries when the company called up media to its Kent, Washington office this week. It was the first time ever that the press got the chance to enter Blue Origin, which has worked under the wraps till date. The rocket company floated by Jeff Bezos has been working on interesting space travel projects.

During a tour and roundtable, reporters threw lot of questions at Bezos. The conversation went on for four hours.

Some of the key questions asked during the meeting were:

Blue Origin could have first test flights with people in 2017, says founder Jeff Bezos

Blue Origin could have first test flights with people in 2017, says founder Jeff

Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin is planning its first crewed test flight next year. The company founder revealed the new plan near Seattle while having a tour of venture's research and development site.

Bezos said that many individuals have shown interest in having a commercial space flight. But Blue Origin has not yet started taking deposits from interested people, so it is still unclear whether those individuals will pay for a space trip.




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