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Bezos' Rocket Company Plans Suborbital Test Flights This Year

A space company owned by founder Jeff Bezos has finished work on a rocket engine for a suborbital spaceship and expects to begin flight tests this year, Blue Origin officials said Tuesday. The New Shepard spaceship is designed to fly three people and/or a mix of passengers and payloads to altitudes about 62 miles (100 kilometers) above Earth. It will launch from Blue Origin's facility near Van Horn, Texas, southeast of El Paso. Testing and development of the rocket...

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