Blue Origin is an American, privately-funded, aerospace developer and manufacturer that is interested in lowering the cost of spaceflight in order to explore the solar system. The company was founded in 2000 by Jeff Bezos in Kent, Washington, United States.
The company has began development and design in aerospace capabilities that are designed to provide launch, landing, stop, and restart capabilities. Blue Origin has built and tested multiple generations of suborbital and orbital spaceflight. The vision of Blue Origin is to have millions of people living and working in space, and to implement the use of reusable launch vehicles to make the normal.
The New Shepard is a reusable suborbital rocket system, named after the first American astronaut to go to space, Alan Shepard. The system is designed to take astronauts and research payloads beyond the boundary of space within eleven minutes. The reusable rocket has a capsule that can hold six people. The system launches up to the Karman Line where the capsule holding passengers separates into free flight, as the engine booster descends for landing. Parachutes are deployed when the capsule is landing in the West Texas desert.
The New Glenn is a reusable orbital launch vehicle that is designed to carry people and payloads into Earth orbit and beyond. The vehicle is named after astronaut John Glenn. It is designed to perform a minimum of 25 space flights, and can be utilized for civil, commercial, and national security purposes. The vehicle is designed to launch in 95% of weather conditions, and will launch from Cape Canaveral. Blue Origin expects to be operational with the New Glenn by 2021.
Blue Moon is a lunar lander designed to deliver a variety of small, medium, and large payloads to the lunar surface, in order to enable a sustained human presence on the moon. The vehicle borrows technology from the New Shepard, and is capable of precision guidance, vertical landing, and operating with landing gear systems. The lander can land multiple metric tons of payload on the moon, as well as provide kilowatts of power to payloads. Blue Origin looks to return Americans to the moon in 2024.
Blue Origin announced plans to send humans to the moon in lunar lander by 2024.
The lunar lander is called Blue Moon. The goal would be to access resources on the moon.
Blue Origin raises a $13,000,000 grant from NASA.
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