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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin aims to fly first passengers on its space tourism rocket as early as April

  • Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin on Thursday completed the fourteenth test flight of its New Shepard rocket booster and capsule.
  • CNBC has learned that NS-14 also marked one of the last remaining steps before Blue Origin flies its first crew to space, with Thursday's flight the first of two "stable configuration" tests.
  • Blue Origin aims to launch the second test flight within six weeks, or by late February, and the first crewed flight six weeks after that, or by early April, people familiar with the company's plans told CNBC.

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