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Blue Origin's secrecy clouds the future of private sector spaceflight

April 5, 2016 - Uncategorized

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On Saturday, future space tourists and members of the public got to see a rocket test happen… on Twitter.

Blue Origin — the traditionally tight-lipped spaceflight company backed by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos — announced on Friday that they would launch the third test of a rocket that has flown to suborbital space twice before. 

On Saturday, instead of sending out a video and photos of the launch and reusable rocket test one day after it flew as they had before, Bezos live-tweeted the flight and landing, without photos or video footage. 

Some have hailed this burgeoning transparency as a signal that Blue Origin is starting to feel more confident about their rockets and capsules. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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