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Here’s the latest for Thursday, May 2: Attorney General is a no-show at a House committee hearing; Student who tackled gunman in classroom given a hero’s send-off; Venezuela’s military shows support for President Nicolas Maduro; Blue Origin launches and lands a rocket in Texas.

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle launches

Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle completed a launch and landing Thursday from a West Texas launch site carrying 38 microgravity research payloads to space. (May 2)

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How Jeff Bezos Makes And Spends His Billions

Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest person in the world, with a net worth of $156 Billion. He has five real estate investments and is one of the country’s largest land owners. Bezos liquidates $1 billion a year to fund his space exploration company, Blue Origin.

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How Jeff Bezos Makes And Spends His Billions

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Launches Rocket

(19 Jul 2018) Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it’s ever done before. The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company’s latest test flight. (July 18)

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First space tourist flights could come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights — though neither has set a firm date. Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, are racing to be the first to finish their tests — with both companies using radically different technology.

Jeff Bezos Talks Amazon, Blue Origin, Family, And Wealth

Mathias Döpfner, the CEO of Business Insider’s parent company, Axel Springer, recently sat down with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to talk about the early days of creating Amazon, what he’s learned since then, how he funds his rocket company, Blue Origin, and what it’s like when the president of the United States is your biggest critic.

The sit-down interview happened in Berlin, where Bezos received the Axel Springer Award 2018.

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Blue Origin’s New Shepard Soars on Test Flight

Blue Origin, the aerospace company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, completed the latest test flight of its New Shepard booster and crew capsule on Sunday. (April 30)

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Project Milestone: Blue Origin 1st airborne test of New Shepard rocket’s emergency escape system

Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company run by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has successfully performed the first airborne test of its New Shepard rocket’s emergency escape system.

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