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September 28, 2016

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos on Wednesday evening accepted the Heinlein Prize for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities during a gala at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Better known as the founder of Amazon.com and one of the world’s wealthiest people, Bezos donated his $250,000 prize to the nonprofit Students for the Exploration and Development of Spa...

September 16, 2016

Jeff Bezos (center) shows off a sword that serves as part of the Heinlein Prize, as XPRIZE co-founder Peter Diamandis (right) takes the selfie and Art Dula (left), trustee for the Heinlein Prize Trust, looks on. (Credit: Peter Diamandis via Twitter)

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos received one of the spaceflight community’s richest honors, the Heinlein Prize, during a ceremony in the nation’s capital on Wednesday nig...

September 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said he would donate his $250,000 winnings from the Heinlein Prize for commercial space achievements to the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

While Bezos had been announced as the third winner of the prize in June, he was formally given the award, established in the name of the late science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, at the Smithsonian Air and...

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