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posted by martyb on Wednesday June 09, @12:51AM   Printer-friendly
from the competition dept.

Branson may make a last-ditch effort to beat Bezos into space:

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said on Monday he would fly on the first human spaceflight of his company's New Shepard spacecraft. This mission will launch from Blue Origin's spaceport in West Texas on July 20, which is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969.

With this timeline, Bezos seemed almost certain to beat his suborbital space tourism rival, Sir Richard Branson, into space. Setting aside whether Branson's VSS Unity vehicle reaches space—its maximum altitude is just below the Kármán line, or 100 km—this is nonetheless a meaningful milestone.


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  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @02:57AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @02:57AM (#1143408)

    Runaway was never a contender for the Mars race. Shit, he can barely get his Trailblazer to get his butt to work, most days. Oh, the dreams of greatness, of the Lumpen Arkansasian proletariat!

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @03:18AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @03:18AM (#1143415)

    I don't believe anyone visiting this site has the wherewithal to wake up Runaway1956, irrespective of whatever else might occur. Even Azuma has given up on him. He will never be woke - and proud of it.

    • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @03:46AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 09, @03:46AM (#1143419)

      I don't believe anyone visiting this site has the wherewithal

      Woke projection. You are unable to accomplish something/anything, therefore, no one is capable of achieving the stated goal. Meanwhile, unwoke people all around the world go on about their lives, accomplishing things that you can't even dream of. Maybe you would be happier over on Youtube, following clickbait titles, watching other people do things that you cannot.

      Mmmmmmm, what's for dinner? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA0YDK5Zpb8 [youtube.com]