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Blue Origin

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 12:10 am
by Mark Freeman
Blue Origin just did its first successful test of a sub-orbital rocket a couple of weeks ago. They have cool video here:

https://www.blueorigin.com

Wiki says the company was set up by Jeff Bezos of Amazon inc. Maybe they'll use this rocket for future deliveries? :-)

Re: Blue Origin

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:34 am
by RickLewis
Mark Freeman wrote:Blue Origin just did its first successful test of a sub-orbital rocket a couple of weeks ago. They have cool video here:

https://www.blueorigin.com

Wiki says the company was set up by Jeff Bezos of Amazon inc. Maybe they'll use this rocket for future deliveries? :-)

Mark - thanks. That looks like a fairly advanced stage of a quite ambitious launch system. I'll post this on our Facebook page when I get a sec.

Re: Blue Origin

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:31 pm
by Mark Freeman
"Why does this experience change who you are at the deepest level?"

Well it doesn't yet, because this experience isn't even available yet. I don't know. The stuff about their spacecraft was interesting, but most of the videos there now seem to be graphics-rich, content-light travel-agency style vids. Hmm.

Blue Origin

PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:54 pm
by Bentjudges
Any news from Blue Origin ? there does not seem to be much happening since this initial flight ? :frown:

Re: Blue Origin

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:18 am
by RickLewis
Bentjudges wrote:Any news from Blue Origin ? there does not seem to be much happening since this initial flight ? :frown:

Apparently they are working on a heavy lift rocket called New Glenn. They've been testing engines for it as you can see here:

https://www.space.com/39530-blue-origin ... -test.html

The aim is to have it ready in 2020.