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Blue Origin officially opens its new HQ and R&D center

Jeff Bezos -founded space technology company Blue Origin officially cut the ribbon to open its new HQ and R&D facility, located in Kent, Washington – close by to Amazon’s own headquarters. The new
Max Q: Blue Origin launches a New Shepard and Rocket Lab officially opens US launch site

Max Q: Blue Origin launches a New Shepard and Rocket Lab officially opens US launch site

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Blue Origin nails another rocket mission ahead of space tourism flights

Blue Origin nails another rocket mission ahead of space tourism flights

Blue Origin this week sent a rocket on its sixth suborbital space mission, the company's 12th overall. The New Shepard carried several experiments into space ahead of expected space tourism flights.

Blue Origin moves closer to human spaceflight with 12th New Shepard launch

Jeff Bezos-founded Blue Origin has recorded another successful mission for its New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle, which is a key step as it readies the spacecraft for human spaceflight.

Watch live as Blue Origin aims for a booster re-use record with rocket launch

Blue Origin will be looking to launch one of its New Shepard sub-orbital spacecraft today – a second attempt after weather didn’t cooperate yesterday. Conditions are looking much better at the

Watch live as Blue Origin aims for a booster re-use record with New Shepard launch

[Update 2: Due to weather conditions not improving, Blue Origin scrubbed today’s launch and will attempt again tomorrow morning at a time to be determined later.] [Update: Due to weather conditions,
Jeff Bezos’ rocket-maker aims for its third launch in 2019

Jeff Bezos’ rocket-maker aims for its third launch in 2019

But when will they put an astronaut onboard?
Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity

Luna is a new kind of space company helping biotech find its footing in microgravity

Toronto-based startup Luna Design and Innovation is a prime example of the kind of space company that is increasingly starting up to take advantage of the changing economics of the larger industry.

Blue Origin’s passengers will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a ticket on New Shepard

After committing to having a first crewed launch of its rocket ship in 2019, Blue Origin, the rocket manufacturer and launch services company backed by Jeff Bezos, is likely going to have to push that

Blue Origin might not send humans to space until 2020

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin still plans to offer space tourism trips on its New Shepard rocket, but before any passengers take flight, the company is expected to launch at least two more uncrewed test
Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origin is going to the moon

Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origin is going to the moon

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin today shared plans for a trip to the moon and its Blue Moon lunar module.
Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will go to the Moon to save the Earth

Jeff Bezos says Blue Origin will go to the Moon to save the Earth

The billionaire has laid out his most ambitious plans for space exploration yet.
Blue Origin lofts NASA and student experiments in New Shepard tomorrow morning

Blue Origin lofts NASA and student experiments in New Shepard tomorrow morning

The 11th mission for Blue Origin's New Shepard launch vehicle is slated for takeoff Tuesday morning. The craft will be carrying 38 (!) experimental payloads from NASA, students, and research
Blue Origin Breaks Ground on Rocket Engine Factory in Huntsville, Alabama

Blue Origin Breaks Ground on Rocket Engine Factory in Huntsville, Alabama

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin has officially started construction on a Huntsville, Alabama facility that will produce engines for its New Glenn two-stage, partially reusable launch
Blue Origin Breaks Ground on Rocket Engine Factory in Huntsville, Alabama

Blue Origin Breaks Ground on Rocket Engine Factory in Huntsville, Alabama

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin has officially started construction on a Huntsville, Alabama facility that will produce engines for its New Glenn two-stage, partially reusable launch
Blue Origin’s latest mission shows how space tourism might look

Blue Origin’s latest mission shows how space tourism might look

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company is aiming to launch a space tourism service, and on Wednesday, January 23, its latest successful test mission gave us a look at how one of those thrilling
Watch Blue Origin’s 10th New Shepard mission launch a science-loaded capsule to space

Watch Blue Origin’s 10th New Shepard mission launch a science-loaded capsule to space

Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, is about to undertake the 10th launch of its New Shepard launch vehicle, with its capsule chock full of experiments. The launch, which
Watch SpaceX launch the first next generation GPS satellite

Watch SpaceX launch the first next generation GPS satellite

Update, 9:33 am: Today’s launch was postponed until Dec. 19 after an as-yet-unidentified issue with the Falcon 9 rocket led to an abort during the…
Jeff Bezos says space isn’t a race. We’re not so sure

Jeff Bezos says space isn’t a race. We’re not so sure

Jeff Bezos says he’s not racing Elon Musk into space—but he is competing with him. Last week, Blue Origin, the rocket firm founded and funded…

Blue Origin successfully lands both booster and crew capsule after test launch

Today, at its Texas launch facility, Blue Origin performed its most critical test to date. It performed a live separation test of its crew capsule from the rocket booster and everything performed as