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.
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