Blue Origin's secrecy clouds the future of private sector spaceflight
April 5, 2016 - Uncategorized
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.