Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Rocket Venture Company Successfully Launches Pad System

Blue Origin is the rocket venture company created by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.  Blue Origin has successfully launched a NASA-backed launch pad system for the crew capsule on October 19th.

BlueOrigin LogoOn October 19th, Blue Origin launched the pad system from their West Texas spaceport as part of a $22 million agreement with Blue Origin.  The agreement was created to develop a new generation of spaceships that would be capable of re-supplying the International Space Station.

Jeff Bezos has been working on Blue Origin for a decade and struggled to develop a launch system that is suitable for researchers and astronauts.  Bezos originally created Blue Origin in 2000.  Blue Origin is headquartered in Kent, Washington.

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