Blue Origin

was founded in 2000 by Jeff Bezos. With an initial focus on Suborbital Spaceflight with their New Shepard rocket, the company is reaching farther with their latest rocket, New Glenn, which is scheduled to launch in 2022.

New Shepard

New Shepard Takes Flight. Photo courtesy of Blue Origin

New Glenn

Render of New Glenn Rocket. Render by Blue Origin

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NASA Announces SpaceX as Sole Provider for Human Landing System

In a blockbuster, NASA announced on Friday the selection of SpaceX and the Starship lunar lander concept (“Moonship”?) as the sole human lunar landing system of the Artemis program. This comes after a year-long competitive bidding process between SpaceX, the Blue Origin-led national team, and Dynetics for the Human Landing system. The selection of SpaceX…

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AEHF 6 Rises in First US Space Force Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – After a temporary delay due to a “bad amplifier card in a hydraulic accumulator” on the ground, an ULA Atlas V 551 configuration booster rose into the blue Florida sky on its way to deliver the Advanced Extremely High Frequency 6 (AEHF-6) military communications satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. This…

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Blue Origin’s First Space Tourism Flight May Be Delayed

According to CNBC reporter Michael Sheetz, Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith recently stated that Blue Origin is near flying the first suborbital space tourists aboard the New Shepard system. But, by his numbers, it may be delayed. This comes after Smith said in the second half of 2019 that they were only two test flights…

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