Blue Origin's Rocket Crashed. What Does That Mean for Virgin Galactic?

Blue Origin's Rocket Crashed. What Does That Mean for Virgin Galactic?

Don't look now, but Blue Origin just had another "anomaly" -- and the future for investing in space tourism just got a little bit less certain. On Monday, Sept. 12, an unmanned New Shepard rocket operated by Blue Origin -- the space tourism venture established by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos -- suffered a booster failure about a minute after launch. The good news is that the rocket's escape capsule operated as designed, boosting away from the rocket core and then parachuting back down to Earth.