Blue Origin

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Blue Origin Federation, LLC[1]
Limited Liability Company
IndustryAerospace industry
FoundedSeptember 8, 2000 (2000-09-08)
FounderJeff Bezos
Key people
OwnerJeff Bezos
Number of employees
2,500 [3] (2019)
  • Blue Origin Florida
  • Blue Origin Texas
  • Blue Origin International

Blue Origin Federation, LLC is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company headquartered in Kent, Washington.

On July 20, 2021, Blue Origin had its first flight into space with people inside: three passengers and one commander. The flight was approximately 10 minutes, and crossed the Kármán line (at an altitude of 100 kilometers).

In 2022 there will be some more spaceflights with passengers; Blue Origin said that in October 2021.[5]

The company was founded in 2000 by Jeff Bezos and is led by CEO Bob Smith.

The company motto is Gradatim Ferociter, Latin for "Step by Step, Ferociously."[6]

A New Shepard re-entry capsule, or New Shepard Crew Capsule RSS H. G. Wells after landing in 2017

Vehicles being built or having tests done[change | change source]

The New Glenn launch vehicle (or carrier rocket) will have its first launch no earlier than 2022's fourth quarter;[7][8] It can launch satellites.[9]

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  2. Sheetz, Michael (April 18, 2018). "Blue Origin's new rocket engine will be able to launch '100 full missions,' CEO says". Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  3. Alan Boyle. "Blue Origin's expansion plans rush ahead at its Seattle-area HQ — and in Los Angeles". GeekWire – via Yahoo! News.
  4. Sveinn Vidar Gudmundsson (May 7, 2018). Blue Origin: Riding the Wave of Disruption in the Space Industry. p. 4. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.29752.03846. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  5. Foust, Jeff (13 October 2021). "Blue Origin successfully and safely completes second human flight to space and back". BlueOrigin. Retrieved 13 October 2021. Blue Origin is planning one more crewed flight this year, with several more crewed flights planned for 2022.
  6. "Gradatim Ferociter! Jeff Bezos explains Blue Origin's motto, logo … and the boots". GeekWire. 2016-10-25. Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  7. Berger, Eric (March 1, 2021). "Blue Origin's massive New Glenn rocket is delayed for years. What went wrong?". Ars Technica. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  8. "Blue Origin delays first launch of New Glenn to late 2022". SpaceNews. 25 February 2021. Archived from the original on 22 September 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  9. Henry, Caleb (July 12, 2018). "Blue Origin to offer dual launch with New Glenn after fifth mission". SpaceNews. Retrieved August 5, 2018.