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Blue Origin details testing plans for its next-generation Space Vehicle

Blue Origin has outlined more plans for its Space Vehicle, which is in the early test stages and may one day replace the retired Space Shuttles.

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Blue Origin, the commercial space company founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is fairly secretive about plans for its Space Vehicle, which is meant to replace the retired Space Shuttles. We got our first look at the new capsule when it was tested in a wind tunnel last week, and now the company has released some further details to Space.com. Blue Origin is apparently close to starting tests on various parts of its rocket and launch system, but business director Brett Alexander says he doesn't want to give away too much. "We like to talk about things we've done — not things we're planning to do. So it's more about accomplishments. After all, the space business is hard. Things always take longer than you'd expect."