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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 Tate

Karl's association with Space.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  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 and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.