• October 21, 2021

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Blue Origin successfully completes second human flight to space and

Blue Origin successfully completed its second human spaceflight on board New Shepard on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. “At Blue Origin, we are motivated by the dreamers that inspire us and the builders who turn those dreams into reality. Today’s crew represented both dreamers and builders. We had the honor of flying our very own Audrey Powers, Vice President of […]Read More

Blue Origin announces next customers for upcoming human flight on

On Monday, officials with Blue Origin announced that New Shepard’s 18th mission, NS-18, will lift off on Tuesday, October 12, carrying four astronauts to space and back. The NS-18 mission will include Dr. Chris Boshuizen, a former NASA engineer and co-founder of Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries, Vice-Chair, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Dassault Systèmes […]Read More

Video: Blue Origin safely launches four commercial astronauts to space

Tuesday morning, Blue Origin successfully completed New Shepard’s first human flight with four private citizens onboard. The launch took place at Blue Origin’s facility near Van Horn, Texas; two hours east of El Paso. The crew included Jeff Bezos, Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver Daemen, who all officially became astronauts when they passed the […]Read More

Blue Origin’s ‘Club for the Future’ selects 19 space-based charities

Wednesday morning, Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, announced 19 non-profit charitable organizations will each be offered a $1 million grant to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and help invent the future of life in space. Company officials say the funds are made possible by the recent auction for the first paid seat on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. According to officials, each […]Read More

Sold! First seat on Blue Origin’s New Shepard July 20

Saturday morning, Blue Origin concluded the online auction for the very first seat on New Shepard with a winning bid of $28 million. Nearly 7,600 people registered to bid from 159 countries. The launch will take place on July 20th, from Blue Origin’s facility just north of Van Horn, located 120 miles east of El Paso. […]Read More

Bezos’ Blue Origin opens bids for the very first seat

Wednesday morning, officials with Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space launch company, announced an online auction for a seat on their first crewed space launch. “On July 20th, New Shepard will fly its first astronaut crew to space. We are offering one seat on this first flight to the winning bidder of Blue Origin’s online auction,” […]Read More

UTEP President Wilson named to Blue Origin’s Board of Advisors

Tuesday morning, officials with Blue Origin announced the formation of its Board of Advisors, which includes notable former government space leaders, industry executives, as well as UTEP’s President. “We are so proud to have attracted this amazingly talented group of experts. This Board will help us drive our mission forward, provide us guidance on our […]Read More

Blue Origin-led National Team delivers  Lunar Lander Engineering Mockup to NASA

Thursday, the Blue Origin-led Human Landing System (HLS) National Team – comprised of Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper – delivered an engineering mockup of a crew lander vehicle that could take American astronauts to the Moon. The lander is set up in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF), NASA Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) iconic Building 9. The full-scale engineering mockup showcases two elements […]Read More

NASA selects Blue Origin National Team to return humans to

Thursday, the Blue Origin National Team, which includes Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper, was selected by NASA to begin to develop the Artemis Human Landing System. “NASA’s Artemis program will be the next major milestone in the history of human space flight, and we’re honored to be a part of it,” said Bob Smith, CEO, […]Read More

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