Jeff Bezos' rocket company says it probably won't send anyone to space before the new year.
When last we heard fromin May, Sales Director Ariane Cornell reminded us repeatedly that the company was planning to send humans to space by the end of 2019. But now, with little more than a quarter of this calendar turn to go, Blue Origin is revising its timeline a bit.
CEO Bob Smith told CNBC that Blue Origin hopes to complete at least two more test flights before adding passengers to the equation.
"It's us being cautious and thorough with the total systems we need to verify," Smith explained.
Blue Origin filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday that would extend into 2020 the authorization window for its next New Shepard launch.
The delay comes as one of Blue Origin's potential competitors, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, is also looking to start sending tourists to space very soon.
Virgin Galactic CEOinside New Mexico's Spaceport America, that he still hopes to see customers in space by May.
So after years of promises, it's looking like 2020 will finally be the year space tourism gets off the ground, for real. But then again, we've.