NASA has tapped Blue Origin to simulate moon gravity on suborbital rocket launches.
Blue Origin is a private spaceflight company based in Kent, Washington that is working to send tourists to space on its reusable suborbital rocket called New Shepard. The company was created in 2000 by Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com.
In 2015, Blue Origin made history by successfully launching and landing a reusable rocket for the first time. The company is currently developing a lunar lander called Blue Moon that will make robotic cargo deliveries to the lunar surface, and it is partnering with SpaceX and Dynetics to develop a human-rated moon lander that will carry astronauts to the lunar surface in 2024 under NASA's Artemis Program.
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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is pushing the target date for the debut launch of its heavy-lift New Glenn rocket from late 2021 to late 2022.
Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced Tuesday (Feb. 2) that he is stepping down this year to focus on other initiatives, including his spaceflight company Blue Origin.
Blue Origin's New Shepard vehicle just aced another suborbital test flight, keeping it on track to start launching people in the relatively near future.
"Mannequin Skywalker" will fly to space Thursday (Jan. 14) as part of a big test for Blue Origin's budding human spaceflight program — and you can watch the event live.
Blue Origin's future New Glenn rocket will join NASA's fleet of commercial launch vehicles for flights in the mid-2020s, the agency and company have announced.
Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard rocket for space tourism on an uncrewed test flight over West Texas on Tuesday (Oct. 13).
Blue Origin plans to launch its New Shepard suborbital vehicle on an uncrewed test flight Tuesday morning (Oct. 13), and you can watch the liftoff live.
Blue Origin has delayed the planned launch of its New Shepard rocket from West Texas today (Sept. 24), citing a power glitch.
Blue Origin's reusable New Shepard spacecraft will take to the skies this week for the first time in nine months.
A commercial spacecraft that has been designed to launch people on brief trips into space has inspired a new creative use — as a canvas for artwork.
NASA has picked SpaceX, Dynetics and a team led by Blue Origin to develop new moon landers for astronauts under the agency's Artemis lunar program.
Several videos from Blue Origin show progress in the design of its latest rocket, New Glenn, as the company ramps up for the first launch next year.
Blue Origin will test the engine for the company's lunar lander at a U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) rocket lab.
Blue Origin opened a new headquarters in Washington State as the company aims to send private astronauts into suborbital space later this year.
A commercial rocket's brief trip to space and back has given new meaning to the popular postcard slogan, "Wish you were here!"
Blue Origin's reusable New Shepard spacecraft launched on a suborbital mission for NASA and other customers Wednesday (Dec. 11), carrying science and even student art and postcards into space.
The cast and crew behind the popular futuristic space saga "The Expanse" visit a Blue Origin facility in a recent video published by Amazon Prime, the new home for the series.