Blue Origin

  • Blue Origin breaks ground on new facility to develop orbital rockets

    Blue Origin breaks ground on new facility to develop orbital rockets

    In an email to Blue Origin fans this morning, founder Jeff Bezos announced that the company broke ground on their orbital vehicle manufacturing site in Florida. At 750,000 square feet, the new custom-built facility is designed to be large enough to accommodate manufacturing, processing, integration, and testing of orbital rockets. To put that size in perspective, SpaceX’s rocket facility… Read More

  • Blue Origin launches, lands the same rocket for the fourth time

    Blue Origin launches, lands the same rocket for the fourth time

    Blue Origin has successfully completed the fourth launch and landing of their New Shepard rocket and crew capsule. With another nominal flight test, Jeff Bezos’ rocket company is marching toward their goal of becoming the first private company to send tourists into space. And along the way, they’re perfecting the ability to reuse suborbital rockets over and over again – a… Read More

  • Blue Origin continues successful, record-setting year with another NASA contract

    Blue Origin continues successful, record-setting year with another NASA contract

    Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Jeff Bezos, has partnered with NASA to fly and test technology payloads on suborbital flights with the New Shepard launch vehicle. Bezos’ company is the sixth partner that NASA has selected through the Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicle Flight and Payload Integration Services program. Blue Origin will compete with the other companies… Read More

  • Elon Musk wants people on Mars by 2025

    Elon Musk wants people on Mars by 2025

    One can never underestimate the ambition of SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. After making a bold adjustment to Tesla Motors’ outlook, saying the company could produce 500,000 cars annually by 2018, Musk now says that he says SpaceX may be able to have people on Mars by 2025. More specifically, he expects to launch a manned mission to Mars in 2024, which would arrive in 2025. He… Read More

  • SpaceX is awarded its first national security contract

    SpaceX is awarded its first national security contract

    The U.S. Air Force has awarded SpaceX an $82.7 million contract to launch their GPS-3 satellite into orbit. This is the first National Security Space (NSS) contract for SpaceX, who won essentially by default since ULA, the only other viable competitor, declined to bid in the competition. “This GPS III Launch Services contract award achieves a balance between mission success, meeting… Read More

  • Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

    Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

    Remember when Blue Origin made history by vertically landing a rocket after launching it into space? Remember when they reused that same rocket and then landed it again? Well, today Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, once again, launched that very same New Shepard rocket and successfully landed it for a third time. At 11:28 AM EST, Bezos announced the successful landing of the New… Read More

  • Blue Origin Launches and Lands Recovered Rocket

    Blue Origin Launches and Lands Recovered Rocket

    Without any notice, Blue Origin made history once again when they completed a successful launch and landing of a suborbital rocket yesterday. What made this flight particularly notable was that they used the same rocket that had been launched into space on a flight in November. The recovered New Shepard rocket launched from Blue Origin’s test site in West Texas, brought a capsule to… Read More

  • NASA Initiative Puts Space Age Technologies At Entrepreneurs’ Fingertips Crunch Network

    NASA Initiative Puts Space Age Technologies At Entrepreneurs’ Fingertips

    The space administration recently announced its startup initiative by opening up around 1200 patented technologies to US startups to commercialize at no upfront costs. Soon, the space-age technologies that appear ripped from the pages of science fiction, and initially intended for deep space exploration, could make their way into our living rooms, reshaping our daily lives. Read More

  • Don’t Compare Blue Origin’s Success to SpaceX’s Failures Crunch Network

    Don’t Compare Blue Origin’s Success to SpaceX’s Failures

    The space industry is more diverse today than ever before and not all reusable rockets are created equal. After Blue Origin’s successful test many suggested that SpaceX, who is working on their own reusable orbital rocket, was falling behind. Read More