© Reuters. Amazon founder, president, CEO, and chairman Jeff Bezos unveils his space company Blue Origin’s space exploration lunar landing rocket called Blue Moon during a kick-off event in Washington.
(Reuters) – The Blue Origin space company, owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos, aims to transport the first passengers in its New Shepard space vehicle in early April, CNBC reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Blue Origin completed the fourteenth test flight of its New Shepard booster and rocket capsule on Thursday, marking one of the last remaining steps before the company takes its first crew into space, according to the report. (https://cnb.cx/3sswOEc) The report added that Blue Origin aims to launch the second test flight within six weeks, or by the end of February, and the first crewed flight six weeks later, or early of April. Blue Origin did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.