Blue Origin

This is what it's like to be a space tourist

Blue Origin can launch you just above the atmosphere—but there’s no bathroom.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos wants to colonize the moon
Mar 10, 2017

The space exploratory focus is slowly shifting back to the moon, and now Jeff Bezos' space firm Blue Origin is making a pitch to be a key player in the process. Put simply: Blue Origin wants to help colonize the moon.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin announces plans for first space tourist flights in 2018
Oct 18, 2016

With SpaceX setting its sights on Mars and beyond, Blue Origin is gearing up to fill the space tourist void as early as 2018.

Blue Origin successfully tests space ship escape pod, doesn't blow up rocket in the process
Oct 6, 2016

Destruction is a key component of the discovery process, and it looked like Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceflight company would be sacrificing one of its rockets to test out its emergency escape system. But it turns out those rockets are a little tougher than anyone thought.

Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos wants to colonize the solar system, and has a few tips for NASA
Sep 23, 2016

Blue Origin is developing some ambitious tech that could help us explore the solar system in the next few decades, and founder Jeff Bezos has some thoughts on where we’re going next.

Blue Origin will risk blowing up one of its rockets to test the crew escape system, and stream it live
Sep 9, 2016

Though SpaceX is still reeling from an accidental rocket explosion that damaged one of the company’s launch sites, fellow private space firm Blue Origin is preparing to potentially blow up one of its rockets on purpose. For safety reasons, of course.

Blue Origin's Jeff Bezos on what he'd do to revitalize NASA
Jun 20, 2016

With NASA floundering a bit due to funding and direction, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos has offered up his take on how the U.S. space agency can recapture the magic.

Blue Origin endures successful launch and intentional crew capsule crash
Jun 20, 2016

Watch as Blue Origin performs a perfect  "test crash" landing of its New Shepard crew capsule.

Blue Origin teaming up with NASA to test out new technology in space
Jun 6, 2016

Blue Origin is slowly giving SpaceX a run for its money, and now Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight company has teamed up with NASA to transport new technologies to the edge of space. The missions will use Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, which the company has proven is more than capable of launching and landing.

Why Blue Origin will intentionally crash its spaceship during the next test flight
May 27, 2016

Blue Origin is having a good bit of success launching and landing its New Shepard rocket, and now the private space firm is getting ready to crash one. On purpose.

Watch Blue Origin successfully land a reusable rocket for the third time in a row
Apr 4, 2016

Third time’s the charm, and Jess Bezos’ Blue Origin private space company is making short work of creating a truly reusable rocket.

Blue Origin reusable rocket launches into space, lands on Earth
Nov 24, 2015

It’s one small step toward a reusable launch vehicle, one giant leap for space tourism.

Jeff Bezos' space firm Blue Origin to establish ambitious space port in Florida
Sep 16, 2015

With companies like SpaceX and Boeing already rocking along, the private space race is red-hot — and now Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space firm is setting up its own mini-spaceport.