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News Archive / Tagged: Jeff Bezos

  • Blue Origin suing NASA over Moon lander contract

    Theresa CrossAugust 17th, 2021

    Blue Origin has taken legal action against NASA in Federal court over the agency’s decision to award SpaceX a sole contract to build the agency’s Human Landing System as part of the Artemis program.

  • Jeff Bezos touches space on 1st crewed flight of New Shepard

    Theresa CrossJuly 20th, 2021

    Blue Origin launched its first crewed New Shepard mission on a suborbital trajectory into space with billionaire founder Jeff Bezos and three others.

  • Jeff Bezos to fly to space on 1st crewed New Shepard flight

    Theresa CrossJune 7th, 2021

    Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is going to space, along with his brother Mark Bezos, on the first crewed flight of the company's New Shepard suborbital rocket.

  • Amazon buys Atlas V rockets to orbit its Kuiper constellation

    Cullen DesforgesApril 21st, 2021

    On Monday, April 19, Amazon announced that it purchased nine Atlas V rocket flights from United Launch Alliance for the orbital insertion of its Kuiper satellites.

  • NASA adds New Glenn to Launch Services Program

    Nicholas D'AlessandroJanuary 14th, 2021

    Last month, the U.S. space agency awarded a NASA Launch Services contract to Blue Origin and its New Glenn rocket.

  • New Year, new headquarters for Blue Origin

    Laurel KornfeldJanuary 9th, 2020

    With Blue Origin opening its new headquarters, 2020 appears to be a year of further expansion for NewSpace.

  • Blue Origin’s latest flight follows others in carrying NASA payloads

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 23rd, 2019

    The tenth New Shepard Mission, NS-10, from privately-funded Blue Origin soared off the pad at 9:08 a.m. CST (10:08 a.m. EST / 15:08 GMT) on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the company's launch facilities located in Culberson County, Texas. The mission included several experiments flown on behalf of NASA and was, by current reports, a success.

  • UPDATE: Blue Origin targeting Wednesday for NS-10 flight

    Jason RhianJanuary 20th, 2019

    After a 2018 postponement, Blue Origin is targeting a new date to send the company's third New Shepard rocket on its fourth flight.

  • A day of scrubs: No flights today for SpaceX, Blue Origin, Arianespace or ULA – UPDATE

    Jason RhianDecember 18th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Today wasn't the most productive for Arianespace, SpaceX, Blue Origin or ULA. Attempts to launch four missions all ended with the rockets and their payloads safe - but on the ground.

  • Blue Origin’s 9th New Shepard flight tests high-altitude abort mode

    Derek RichardsonJuly 18th, 2018

    For the second time in 2018, Blue Origin has launched its New Shepard rocket system. This particular uncrewed flight evaluated a high-altitude abort mode for the capsules launch escape system.

  • International Space Development Conference truly is international

    Joe LatrellMay 30th, 2018

    LOS ANGELES — Attendees from over a dozen countries including Japan, Romania, Turkey, India, and the United States descended on Los Angeles to discuss the latest in space developments at the National Space Society's 2018 International Space Development Conference (ISDC).

  • Jeff Bezos tweets latest BE-4 engine test footage

    Derek RichardsonMarch 14th, 2018

    Blue Origin has successfully tested its BE-4 engine at its longest duration yet revealed by the secretive spaceflight company. In a video tweeted out by the company’s founder,’s Jeff Bezos, it was announced that the engine, which is capable of 550,000 pounds (2,400 kilonewtons) of thrust, was tested at 65 percent of full-power for about 114 seconds.

  • 2017 Oshkosh air show puts ‘space’ in Aerospace

    Jason RhianAugust 6th, 2017

    OSHKOSH, Wis. — When one thinks of air shows, images of sleek fighter planes, aerial acrobats spinning plumes of smoke, and old warbirds majestically flying past spectators spring to mind. However, with ever-increasing regularity, spacecraft and astronauts are becoming key participants in these shows. The recent EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 air show was no exception.

  • Blue Origin looking to make a ‘Blue Moon’

    Bart LeahyApril 12th, 2017

    In the last year, Blue Origin pushed its New Shepard suborbital vehicle in more complex tests, unveiled a reusable orbital rocket, and broke ground on a new factory in Florida. Now the company is looking one step further, revealing a design for a lunar lander at the 33rd Space Symposium.

  • Jeff Bezos teases New Shepard capsule interior

    Bart LeahyMarch 29th, 2017

    In a March 29, 2017, email, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos revealed additional progress on the company’s New Shepard suborbital space tourism capsule. Instead of focusing on spaceflight technologies, the latest images coming out of the company show tantalizing photos of the ship’s interior.