- Data Covid-19 USA — Blue Origin pinned custom astronaut wings to his flight suit. The Federal Aviation Administration may disagree. Or it may not even matter.
- Data Covid-19 USA — Ms. Funk’s trip to space with Jeff Bezos is reason to celebrate. But the launch this week, decades after she was denied the opportunity, also raises questions about whom space is for.
When Jeff Bezos flew off in his rocket, he became the international (interstellar?) symbol of the male in midlife crisis.
Oliver Daemen will fly to the edge of space after another passenger who paid $28 million for the seat had a scheduling conflict.
The successful trip was the first in a series to the edge of space and beyond by billionaire entrepreneurs that seek to make human spaceflight more routine.
Outsiders see a business success story for the ages. Many insiders see an employment system under strain.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, while diminished, commanded a premium price, with Amazon seeking to bolster its crucial Prime membership offering.
While millions of people struggled to make ends meet, many of the companies hit hardest in 2020 showered their executives with riches.
Andy Jassy, the chief of Amazon’s cloud computing division, will become chief executive, while Mr. Bezos, the company’s founder, will become executive chairman.