Blue Origin: News

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.

20 May 2023


Blue Origin to build NASA's second human-landing system on Moon

NASA has selected a Blue Origin-led aerospace team to build the second lunar landing framework for its Artemis program.

14 Feb 2023


Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin makes solar cells from Moon dust

Blue Origin, a private aerospace company owned by Jeff Bezos, has come up with a technology that uses simulated Moon regolith to make solar cells and transmission wires.

13 Sep 2022

Space News

Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin rocket crashes; no people were onboard

Jeff Bezos-owned space travel company Blue Origin has experienced its first launch failure.

26 Aug 2022

Space News

Jeff Bezos-led Blue Origin's 23rd mission will have no tourists

Jeff Bezos-led Blue Origin has announced that its 23rd sub-orbital space flight will be launched on August 31.

05 Nov 2021


Blue Origin loses lawsuit against NASA over Artemis HLS contract

In July, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos penned an open letter to NASA, opposing the space agency's decision to award the Artemis lunar lander contract to Elon Musk-led SpaceX.

28 Oct 2021

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Blue Origin, Boeing to establish 'business park' in low-Earth orbit

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin has unveiled plans to build a "space park" that would be launched into low Earth orbit.

04 Oct 2021

Space News

Employees claim Blue Origin is fraught with sexism, safety concerns

Several current and former Blue Origin employees have come forth to accuse the private space exploration company of rampant sexism, gender disparity, and fostering a toxic working environment.

27 Jul 2021


Bezos pens open letter to NASA about Artemis lander contract

Shortly after journeying to the edge of space, Jeff Bezos has stepped in to resolve his company Blue Origin's dispute with NASA.

20 Jul 2021


Jeff Bezos travels to space in his own rocket

Hot on the heels of fellow billionaire Richard Branson's odyssey, Jeff Bezos successfully completed an 11-minute ride to space and back aboard a Blue Origin spacecraft. He was accompanied by his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old astronaut Wally Funk, and the world's youngest space traveler Oliver Daemen.

20 Jul 2021


World's richest man Jeff Bezos is flying to space today

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is all set to fly to space today on his company's rocket along with his brother, aerospace pioneer Wally Funk, and the world's youngest space traveler Oliver Daemen.

16 Jul 2021


Everything about Oliver Daemen: Bezos's 18-year-old Blue Origin spaceflight co-passenger

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic might have found its first celebrity customer in Elon Musk but not to be outdone, Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin announced that the company's first paying customer will become the youngest person to fly to space at the age of 18.

15 Jul 2021

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Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin secures FAA license for manned missions

Although Richard Branson beat Blue Origin to space with the Unity 22 mission, just days before Jeff Bezos's maiden voyage to space, his company Blue Origin has been authorized by the US's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry humans on the New Shepard launch system into space.

02 Jul 2021

Space News

82-year-old Funk to join Bezos's space trip, ending 60-year wait

Aerospace pioneer Wally Funk, 82, will be joining Amazon boss Jeff Bezos on Blue Origin's crewed space flight of its New Shepard suborbital spacecraft.

02 Jul 2021

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Richard Branson will travel into space on July 11

Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson is aiming to beat fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos into space by nine days.

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

Space News

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.

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

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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

Space News

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

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

Katy Perry

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.

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.

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 founder Jeff Bezos.

02 Feb 2017

Jeff Bezos

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

Jeff Bezos

Amazon inaugurates first Prime Now aircraft

On the morning of 1st September, 2016 in Seattle occurred an exclusive unveiling of Inc's premier Prime Air plane.