Blue Origin carried out a successful test flight for the New Shepard rocket and capsule. The company, founded by Amazon CEO and world's richest man Jeff Bezos, may start sending people up to space within the year.
Space April 30, 2018
All is set at Blue Origin’s test flight center in Texas as Jeff Bezos’s team is gearing up for New Shepard’s eighth launch on April 29. The New Shepard is a reusable rocket aimed to send paying passengers into space.
Space April 28, 2018
Blue Origin is expanding its space tourism plans to accommodate military missions. Along with SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, and Orbital ATK, it’s one of the companies on track to receive Air Force funding.
Space April 16, 2018
Blue Origin shared a video featuring the passenger Mannequin Skywalker of the Crew Capsule 2.0 during the test flight with New Shepard. It also teased the opening of its 750,000-square-foot rocket facility in Florida.
Space December 15, 2017
The test flight for the New Shepard system and Crew Capsule 2.0 was a success. This takes Blue Origin one step closer to beginning its commercial flight operations in the near future.
Space December 14, 2017
The Trump administration refocused NASA’s budget to the Mars mission but it may not be enough to succeed. An expert believes Musk and Bezos will get there first.
Space May 21, 2017
Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said there will be no toilets installed in Blue Origin rockets. The space company plans to send people to space onboard the vessel New Shepard.
Space April 13, 2017
Jeff Bezos made public his plans with Blue Origin on the 33rd Space Symposium. While the investments are currently consistent, the entrepreneur hopes to make profit off his childhood dream one day.
Space April 6, 2017
This is what Blue Origin’s astronaut experience looks like. Jeff Bezos releases first photos revealing the sleek interiors of the New Shepard crew capsule bound for space.
Space April 1, 2017
The Trump administration is reportedly interested in reviving moon exploration missions. The moon mission was scrapped by former U.S. President Barack Obama under the pretext that it was expensive and repetitive.
Space March 13, 2017
Amazon's Jeff Bezos tweeted an image of the BE-4 rocket engine that could power Blue Origin's New Glenn spacecraft. The new rocket engine could play a role in future missions to the moon or beyond our planet's orbit.
Space March 8, 2017
After years of hard work, Blue Origin’s first BE-4 rocket engine is ready for photos as released by CEO Jeff Bezos. It will be used for its New Glenn rocket which is expected to ferry humans to the moon.
Space March 7, 2017
Here are some likely highlights for space travel and exploration this year according to NBC News, including Earth science probes, new SpaceX launches, and space-based internet.
Space January 3, 2017
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin conducted a successful in-flight escape test of its New Shepard spacecraft. The test showed how the escape system would work if a real-life launch emergency happens.
Space October 6, 2016
Blue Origin’s New Shepard was supposed to undergo a test using a capsule that simulates a real-life crisis condition. Because of the poor weather conditions, however, the test will be delayed a day.
Space October 4, 2016
Blue Origin is keen on being a big player in the aerospace industry, announcing the reusable rocket New Glenn to take on SpaceX's Falcon 9. Is Jeff Bezos right to invest in reusable rockets?
Space September 13, 2016
The competition to become the first reusable rocket company might be coming sooner than once thought. Blue Origin, the aerospace company owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, has announced it is working on the New Glenn — the company's first rocket capable of going beyond LEO.
Space September 12, 2016
Blue Origin's new rocket facility in Florida will be large enough to accommodate the manufacturing of orbital rockets. The company is focusing its efforts on reusable rockets that could land and launch again and again.
Space June 29, 2016
Tech billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin succeeded in launching and landing its New Shepard rocket on Sunday, June 19. This marks the fourth time the space company was able to safely carry out the maneuver using its reusable rocket.
Space June 20, 2016
Blue Origin will attempt to land a rocket for the fourth time. This time, the event will be broadcast to the public.
Space June 19, 2016
NASA awarded Blue Origin a suborbital flight service contract under the Flight Opportunities Program (FOP). The FOP encourages development and testing of flight technologies that may be used for future space missions.
Space June 3, 2016
Blue Origin will attempt to crash-land its New Shepard spacecraft on purpose during its next test flight. CEO Jeff Bezos explains why.
Space May 28, 2016
Jeff Bezos addressed the audience in the 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado and shared his plans of bringing affordable commercial space tourism that would enable millions of people to work and live in space. Blue Origin, Bezos' investment in space exploration, was able to relaunch for the third time its reusable rocket, New Shepard last week.
Space April 13, 2016
Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket re-launched into space on April 2 and safely landed back to Earth. The reusable rocket carried two microgravity science experiments: BORE and COLLIDE.
Space April 4, 2016
For the third successful time, Blue Origin launched the reusable New Shepard rocket and landed it back on Earth last April 2. The unmanned test vouches for reusable booster technology championed by Blue Origin and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and helps make his space tourism vision a closer reality.
Space April 3, 2016
Spaceflight company Blue Origin is set to blast off its reusable rocket anytime between Saturday and Tuesday. This marks the rocket's third test flight.
Space April 2, 2016
Private spaceflight company Blue Origin is eyeing crewed test flights of its reusable suborbital space vehicle starting next year. This was the first time its founder Jeff Bezos put a target date on its commercial flights.
Space March 9, 2016
Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin successfully landed one of its New Shepard spacecraft during a test flight on Friday. The spacecraft was the same one used in another simulation in November where it was able to land vertically on its target site.
Space January 23, 2016
Let's just say Bezos, founder of the Blue Origin space company and fellow billionaire, wasn't impressed with the Falcon 9 orbital rocket landing back on Earth.
FUTURE TECH December 22, 2015
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump are in the latest big Twitter feud, with Bezos throwing shade by suggesting that Trump take a trip to space in the Blue Origin rocket - and stay there.
Society December 8, 2015
The New Shepard Rocket of Blue Origin was able to successfully land in one piece after space flight. Jeff Bezos, the man behind the historic event, thinks this means a lot of positive implications in the space industry.
Space November 25, 2015
The achievement caught the eye of SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who reminded Blue Origin that their rockets don't go as high or fast as his company's rockets.
FUTURE TECH November 24, 2015
Cape Canaveral will be the new home of Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. The Amazon CEO revealed that the space company will begin building and launching rockets later this decade.
FUTURE TECH September 16, 2015
The United Launch Alliance is set to refresh its commitment to the BE-4 rocket developed by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin aerospace company. The commitment could put the ULA on track to developing a fully American-made rocket by 2019.
FUTURE TECH September 13, 2015
SpaceX and Elon Musk has a rival. Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos has joined the space race with a secret rocket test fire.
Space December 4, 2013
The mothballed launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which dispatched Neil Armstrong and his crew on their historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, is the focus of a battle of another sort, between two billionaire techies seeking to dominate a new era of private space flight.
Space October 3, 2013