Established in 2000 by Jeff Bezos, founder of multinational technology company Amazon, Blue Origin deals with aerospace manufacturing and sub-orbital spaceflight services. Headquartered in Kent, Washington, the company works “with the vision to enable a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth.” In other words, it believes that heavy industries must be shifted to space to “enable humanity to access space to expand, explore, and find new energy and material resources.” Its focus is on rocket-powered vertical takeoff and vertical landing (VTVL) vehicles for accessing suborbital and orbital space. The company whose motto is Gradatim Ferociter (Latin) meaning “Step by Step, Ferociously,” also has announced plans for a moon lander to be called Blue Moon.
01 May 2021
NASA freezes funding to SpaceX HLS contract after rivals protest
Even as Amazon crushed the workers' protests against inhuman working conditions, the company's CEO Jeff Bezos successfully used the same strategy to compel NASA to suspend SpaceX's funding for the lunar project.
16 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook could enter the dating game, and more
Facebook had already made an abortive attempt at its own dating app back in 2019, but that didn't work out at all. Now, the social media behemoth is trying its hand at video-based speed dating.
15 Apr 2021
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin might be several steps behind Elon Musk's commercial spaceflight competitor SpaceX, but it's inching toward its first manned spaceflight.
29 Jun 2020
NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh
NASA is going back to the Moon, with the hopes of landing the first woman and the next man there by 2024.
02 May 2020
SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander
By 2024, NASA hopes to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon.
07 Mar 2020
SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here
Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.
03 Jul 2019
MacKenzie Bezos to get $38bn in world's biggest divorce settlement
Months after the couple announced their split, MacKenzie Bezos (48) will walk away with $38 billion as she divorces her husband, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (55), anytime this week.
10 May 2019
Jeff Bezos plans to send humans to Moon: Here's how
At a recent event, Jeff Bezos, the boss of Amazon and spacefaring giant Blue Origin, unveiled Blue Moon - a giant lunar lander.
05 Apr 2019
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie reach divorce settlement, costliest in history
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos revealed terms of their divorce settlement on Thursday, months after the power couple announced their split.
01 Dec 2018
Virgin Galactic could send astronauts to space by Christmas
If all goes well for Virgin Galactic, the Richard Branson-owned company might end up sending people to space this year itself - by Christmas.
13 Oct 2018
Virgin Galactic's first manned spaceflight is just weeks away: Branson
Gear up, space tourists! Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is just weeks away from reaching space.
23 Aug 2018
The world's biggest aeroplane, Stratolaunch, will carry rockets into space
In what is possibly the most audacious flying machine ever designed, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, on August 20, unveiled Stratolaunch - the world's biggest aeroplane.
13 Jul 2018
You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here
Commercial space travel just moved one step closer to reality.
28 May 2018
Jeff Bezos outlines ambitions to colonize the moon
Speaking at the Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who also runs a space agency called Blue Origin, detailed his plans to create a permanent settlement on the moon in the future.
03 May 2018
100 gms of entrepreneurship: What are the ingredients
Find what you love, and let it kill you - that's what an entrepreneur does on a daily basis.
07 Oct 2017
Jeff Bezos-backed company to launch humans into space in 18-months!
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's space company, Blue Origin, would start taking tourists to space within the next 18 months i.e. by Apr'19.
27 Apr 2017
China and Europe will collaborate to build a "moon village"
European Space Agency is collaborating with its Chinese counterpart to build a "moon village".
04 Mar 2017
Jeff Bezos wants to establish Amazon-style delivery to the moon
With space entrepreneurs all setting their sights on the moon amidst NASA's renewed interest to get there, the latest in the list is Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.
02 Feb 2017
Amazon to build freight hub for its Prime Air fleet
E-commerce giant Amazon has plans of strengthening distribution muscle and creating more jobs in the US by building its first ever air freight hub.
02 Sep 2016
Amazon inaugurates first Prime Now aircraft
On the morning of 1st September, 2016 in Seattle occurred an exclusive unveiling of Amazon.com Inc's premier Prime Air plane.