Bezos’ space flight project Blue Origin shows signs of life
Blue Origin recently selected three scientific projects â€” from Purdue University, the University of Central Florida and Louisiana University â€” for future test flights, though it didnâ€™t specify when the flights would take place. The company will likely respond to a Dec. 4 NASA request for suborbital space flight companies interested in working with the agency on research programs, said Alan Stern, a planetary scientist and former NASA official now consulting for Blue Origin.
â€œIf NASA is soliciting, I expect we would be interested in responding to that solicitation,â€ Stern said. He added that the company could also potentially partner on research with the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies.
â€œThis is going to be much broader than just NASA,â€ Stern said.
The Blue Origin-inspired bills on liability for space flight companies didnâ€™t pass in Texas this year, and the next state legislative session isnâ€™t until Jan. 2011.
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