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Pendulum Summit co-founders Frankie Sheahan and his wife, Norma, with guest speaker Boris Johnson at a Pendulum event. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Former Ireland rugby international Frankie Sheahan’s Pendulum events management business recorded pretax profits of €102,779 last year. New accounts (...)

Space flight: Oliver Daemen, Jeff Bezos and Wally Funk disembark from the New Shepard capsule on July 20th. Photograph: Blue Origin via New York Times

Say you’re Jeff Bezos. You’re the richest person in the world. You’ve spent billions of dollars starting a rocket company that has just launched you a(...)

Jeff Bezos celebrates after safely returning from his space voyage on Tuesday. Photograph: Blue Origin/AFP via Getty Images

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder-turned-private space entrepreneur and philanthropist, reached the lower reaches of space over the West Texas desert ear(...)

Temperature tourism: People pose for photos at the Furnace Creek Visitors Center, Sunday, July 11th in Death Valley – and the temperature continued to rise. Photograph: Roger Kisby/The New York Times

While we were busy worrying about digital passports and whether unvaccinated children should be in restaurants, ominous things were happening in other(...)

Richard Branson after returning from space on Sunday. Photograph: Virgin Galactic/EPA

The great planetary astronomer Johannes Kepler predicted that “When ships to sail the void between the stars have been built, there will step forth me(...)

The Virgin Galactic spacecraft   at Spaceport America,  New Mexico, before travel to the cosmos: Richard Branson and five other crew reached a height of about 86km above the desert to break into the lower reaches of space at 9.26am local time.   Photograph:  Patrick T Fallon/AFP

Richard Branson touched the edge of space on Sunday morning, fulfilling a life-long ambition and grabbing bragging rights from rival Jeff Bezos in the(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos stepped down as chief executive of the company on Monday to spend more time with his spaceships. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Jeff Bezos has done what everybody has dreamed of doing on a Monday: quit his job. He wants to go travelling – again, highly relatable. Why be chief (...)

Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos (left), and British billionaire Richard Branson. Photograph: Mandel Ngan and Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson will travel to the edge of space on Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc’s test flight on July 11th, Branson’s space (...)

Jeff Bezos with  Wally Funk. Funk will be the oldest person ever to travel into space.  File photograph: Blue Origin via AP

Amazon’s billionaire founder Jeff Bezos will be joined by Wally Funk, one of the 13 women who passed NASA’s astronaut training programme in the 1960s,(...)

Mount Trashmore: G7 leaders in the form of recycled waste on a beach  in Cornwall ahead of the big summit. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Image of the week: Mount Trashmore There is more than one landfill site in the US named Mount Trashmore but, in Cornwall, where the G7 summit is taki(...)

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