(Reuters) – CNBC announced on Thursday that Blue Origin, a billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned space venture, plans to fly the first passengers on its New Shepard space vehicle as early as April, citing people familiar with the matter.
On Thursday, Blue Origin completed its Latest Shepard rocket booster and capsule’s fourteenth test flight, marking one of the last remaining steps before the company flies the first crew into space, the study said. (3sswOEc/cnb.cx)
A company spokesperson replied to a Reuters request for comment on the story, saying “this is rumor and speculation – not confirmed.”
The CNBC article reported that Blue Origin plans to begin the second test flight in six weeks or late February and the first crew flight in six weeks or early April, respectively.