Blue Origin

January 21, 2018

Rocket Lab Electron reaches orbit on second launch

WASHINGTON – Rocket Lab announced Jan. 20 that the second launch of its Electron small rocket was a success, reaching orbit and deploying three cubesats. The […]
December 29, 2017

Russian satellite lost after being set to launch from wrong spaceport

Deputy prime minister admits programmers gave the $45m device coordinates for Baikonur rather than Vostochny cosmodrome. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday the […]
December 19, 2017

Blue Origin a year away from crewed New Shepard flights

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — After carrying out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital spacecraft, a Blue Origin executive said Dec. […]
May 2, 2017

SpaceShipTwo tests feather system on latest glide flight

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic said May 1 it successfully tested the system on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle that permits a safe reentry on the vehicle’s latest […]
March 30, 2017

Peek inside Blue Origin’s capsule for space tourists

Blue Origin, the private company hoping to carry tourists into space in 2018, has unveiled the interior design for its spacecraft’s cabin. The New Shepard‘s layout […]
October 11, 2016

HOW THE NOISE OF BIG ROCKETS BREAKS APART BUILDINGS

The engineers who designed and built the Saturn V rocket knew it was a behemoth, but no one was totally prepared for what it would be […]
September 26, 2016

SpaceX test-fires the engines that could take humans to Mars

SpaceX has conducted its first firing test of its Raptor engine, the powerful propulsion system that the company aims to use to take humans to Mars. SpaceX […]
July 22, 2016

SpaceX, preparing for Falcon Heavy, asks for more landing pads

With a number of successful Falcon booster landings behind it, SpaceX is getting ready to try something likely to be a bit more challenging: three nearly […]
June 22, 2016

Bezos wins Heinlein Prize commercial space award

SEATTLE — Jeff Bezos, whose commercial space company Blue Origin recently completed another test flight of its New Shepard reusable suborbital vehicle, is the latest winner […]