Sarah Nilsson JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah NilssonJD, PhD, MAS

Blue Origin


Blue Origin joins NASA's Suborbital Research Flight Program



•To help create a sustainable living environment in space. 
•To create a infrastructure for manned space missions. 
•Building rockets that are reusable.
Limited Liability Company (LLC) 
•CEO: Robert H. Smith 
•Founder: Jeff P. Bezos 
•Secretary: Robert Millman
•Based in Kent, WA. 
•West Texas 
•Test Site for New Engines
•Launch Site for New Shepard
Founded in 2000 in Kent, WA. 
January 2nd, 2007, Goddard Low Altitude Mission. 
•First test of Shepard 
•Both useful and fun experience 
Dec 3 2013 BE-3 Rocket Debut
•Key milestone in rocket development 
•Designed in Seattle 
•Part of a Long-Term vision to provide safe
Nov 23 2015 First Successful Rocket Landing 
•New Shepard reusable Space Vehicle 
•Puts the availability of experiencing weightlessness on the horizon 
Dec 12 2017 First commercial rocket launch
•Shepard M7 
•12 commercial, research and education payloads 
•Low costs.
•Jan 23, 2019 4thflight for New Shepard System 
•Delivered 8 NASA sponsored research and technology, payloads
•Huntsville Engine Production Facility (2020)
•Planned to produce Be-4 and Be-3U
•Airforce Launch Services Agreement 
•Oct 10, 2018
•Awarded $500 Million
•Telesat’sLeo satellite constellation
•Jan 31, 2019

“We are not in a race, and there will be many players in this human endeavor to go to space to benefit Earth. Blue’s part in this journey is building a road to space with our reusable launch vehicles, so our children can build the future. We will go about this step by step because it is an illusion that skipping steps gets us there faster. Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.” -Blue Origin

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