Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is doing cool things for spaceflight. So why all the secrecy?

Last 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 the previous Friday that they would launch the third test of a rocket that has flown to suborbital space twice before. 

Last 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.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: mashable.com

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