Blue Origin

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.

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NASA's contest: Design a 'lunar loo', win Rs. 26 lakh

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.

SpaceX, Blue Origin set to build NASA's manned Moon lander

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.

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

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.

MacKenzie Bezos to get $38bn in world's biggest divorce settlement

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.

Jeff Bezos plans to send humans to Moon: Here's how

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.

Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie reach divorce settlement, costliest in history

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.

Virgin Galactic could send astronauts to space by Christmas

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.

Virgin Galactic's first manned spaceflight is just weeks away: Branson

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.

The world's biggest aeroplane, Stratolaunch, will carry rockets into 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.

You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here

13 Jul 2018

You can soon go to space for $200,000: Details here

Commercial space travel just moved one step closer to reality.

Jeff Bezos outlines ambitions to colonize the moon

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.

100 gms of entrepreneurship: What are the ingredients

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.

Jeff Bezos-backed company to launch humans into space in 18-months!

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.

China and Europe will collaborate to build a "moon village"

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".

Jeff Bezos wants to establish Amazon-style delivery to the moon

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.

Amazon to build freight hub for its Prime Air fleet

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.

Amazon inaugurates first Prime Now aircraft

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.