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Blue Origin's Secretive Space Vehicle Explained (Infographic)

Blue Origin has revealed little about its mysterious biconic space vehicle design.
Blue Origin has revealed little about its mysterious biconic space vehicle design. (Image credit: Karl Tate, SPACE.com Contributor)

Of all the private space taxi projects working with NASA, the commercial space company Blue Origin's efforts are the most secretive. Led by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Blue Origins is developing a biconic vehicle to ferry astronauts into orbit and back, while simultaneously developing suborbital vehicles for human spaceflight. See what we know about Blue Origin's secretive crew vehicle design for orbital flight in this SPACE.com infographic.

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Karl Tate
Karl's association with SPACE.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. Starting in 2010, Karl has been TechMediaNetwork's infographics specialist across all editorial properties.  Before joining SPACE.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating  news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Karl on Google+.