Blue Origin Website Updates


Blue Origin's vertical takeoff vehicle landing after a hop (Credits: Blue Origin).

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Jeff Bezos, has updated his website, presenting for the first time a video of a hop of its test vehicle. “We are currently focused on developing rocket-powered Vertical Takeoff and Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicles for access to suborbital and orbital space,” said a Blue Origin’s official.

Blue Origin is one of the companies that has received funding from NASA, in the framework of Commercial Crew Development (CCDev), which finance companies that are developing human spacecraft to ferry astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS).

The company, which rarely publishes updates, has recently announced the loss of an experimental vehicle following a flight instability during a developmental test at Mach 1.2 and an altitude of about 14 meters.


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Andrea Gini is a content strategy consultant specialized in companies of the space sector. He is founder of Space Safety Magazine, where he held the position of Editor-in-Chief until March 2015. Between 2011 and 2013 he worked in the European Space Agency in the Independent Safety Office, which overviews the utilization of the International Space Station. He previously worked as Software Developer, IT Consultant, and trainer of Java-related technologies. Andrea holds a BSc and an MSc in computer science from the University of Milano, a Master in Communication of Science from the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste and a MSc in Space Studies from the International Space University.

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