Biden Helps Jeff Bezos by Weakening Spaceflight Rules

The Biden administration recently changed rocket procurement rules for Phase 3 of the National Security Space Launch System — the program the United States government uses to launch payloads into space — in a way that may provide significant financial benefits to Blue Origin and its founder, Amazon Executive Chairman Jeff Bezos.

(INSET: Blue Origin rocket) Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos addresses the audience during a keynote session at the Amazon Re:MARS conference on robotics and artificial intelligence at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via …

Bezos Blunder: Blue Origin Rocket Fails During Liftoff

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, saw its latest rocket launch fail during liftoff this Monday. No humans were aboard the capsule, which separated from the rocket and parachuted to Earth after the mission was aborted. The rocket flew out of control after what the company called an “anomaly.”

Jeff Bezos holds goggles to his face (Joe Raedle /Getty)