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

Posted Oct 23, 2012

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

On 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.