Blue Origin (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab). The company was created in 2000 by Jeff Bezos (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab). The company is currently developing a lunar lander called Blue Moon (opens in new tab) that will make robotic cargo deliveries to the lunar surface, and it is partnering with SpaceX (opens in new tab) and Dynetics to develop a human-rated moon lander (opens in new tab) that will carry astronauts to the lunar surface in 2024 under NASA's Artemis Program.
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