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).

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."[5]

Blue Origin has complaint over SpaceX's Starship HLS.

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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. "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.