• Neither Jeff Bezos nor Richard Branson Are Astronauts, Despite Traveling to Space

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    Jeff Bezos recently became the second billionaire to voyage to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin 's New Shepard rocket. Although Bezos' company has previously claimed that Bezos and everyone aboard are astronauts, this may not actually be the case, according to the Federal Aviation Administration 's official guidelines. Earlier this month, Blue Origin slighted Richard Branson 's spaceflight company Virgin Galactic by implying in a tweet that their passengers are not really astronauts because of Virgin Galactic's flight plan. From the beginning, New Shepard was designed to fly above the...
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  • Jeff Bezos Is Not an Astronaut Under New FAA Rule

    Jeff Bezos Is Not an Astronaut Under New FAA Rule

    1 month ago - By Observer

    The FAA announced the rule change on the day Jeff Bezos flew to space.
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