The New Shepard, seen here taking off with its capsule in place, returned to its launch site in a vertical landing after reaching an altitude of 100 kilometers.
November 24, 2015 Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.
Jeff Bezos says the launch pads at Cape Canaveral have been dormant for "too long — we can't wait to fix that."
September 15, 2015 In announcing a new expansion of commercial efforts to launch earthlings into space, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the launch pads at Cape Canaveral have been dormant for too long.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appears at an event last year in Seattle for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone.
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August 17, 2015 Amazon's CEO says in a memo to employees that "anyone working in a company that really is like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay."
File photo of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.
November 5, 2014 The crash of Virgin Galactic's spacecraft has renewed criticism of commercial space exploration. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says disasters and loss of life are the cost of pushing humanity's limits.
Kelly Kelley, who goes by the gaming pseudonym MrsViolence, streams her play nightly for her many fans to watch.
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August 25, 2014 Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."
August 8, 2013 After it was announced that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post, there was renewed speculation about the Times. But the newspaper's publisher and chairman has rejected such talk.
Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon.
August 6, 2013 Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, is just the latest tech mogul to plant a flag on the banks of the Potomac River.
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com and soon-to-be owner of The Washington Post, last month in Sun Valley, Idaho.
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August 6, 2013 "We're a business that has been disrupted," says Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron. "I think it'll be nice to have somebody who knows how to disrupt other people and other businesses." Jeff Bezos, Baron tells Here & Now, could be that person.
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The New York Times' front page on Tuesday.
August 6, 2013 The purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has renewed speculation that the Times might also soon go on the auction block. Could New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg be a potential buyer?
Jeff Bezos, a tech titan and Amazon founder, purchased a venerable newspaper, The Washington Post.
August 5, 2013 Jeff Bezos, a tech titan and Amazon founder, purchased a venerable newspaper, The Washington Post. Another tech titan's recent purchase of a magazine — The New Republic — may offer some insight about the path forward.
Apollo 11 climbs toward orbit after liftoff on July 16, 1969. In 2 1/2 minutes of powered flight, the S-IC booster lifts the vehicle to an altitude of about 39 miles, some 55 miles downrange.
March 20, 2013 Some of the most powerful U.S. rocket engines ever built have been raised from the depths off Florida. The Apollo-era motors are to be restored and put on display. Meanwhile, NASA has pulled unused copies of the same engine out of storage and fired them up as part of its program to build new heavy lift rockets.
Mackenzie Bezos and Jeff Bezos.
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July 27, 2012 Fast food's Chick-fil-A has been at the center of the culture wars in recent days because of company President Dan Cathy's outspoken opposition to gay marriage. Now online retailer Amazon may be in other culture warriors' sights.
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