Friday, February 23

Blue Origin

Blue Origin Completes New Shepard Flight Since Previous Failure
Blue Origin

Blue Origin Completes New Shepard Flight Since Previous Failure

In September 2022, Blue Origin's New Shepard wasn't able to successfully launch. Since then, the spacecraft has been grounded. This past Tuesday, Blue Origin was able to get the New Shepard to launch.At 11:43 AM, the Blue Origin New Shepard launched from the Launch Site One in West Texas. The reusable rocket reached a max altitude of 66.5 miles, with the booster touching down at about 7:26 minutes into the mission.The Blue Origin NS-24 mission carried 33 research payloads. This also included 38,000 digital postcards for Club Fight the Future, which is a nonprofit that aims to spark young people's interest in space.This marks the New Shepard's 24th flight and it's 13th payload mission. When the rocket took off last time, it's booster exploded mid flight. They were able to iden...
Blue Origin Will Build NASA’s Next Lunar Lander
Blue Origin, SpaceX

Blue Origin Will Build NASA’s Next Lunar Lander

During an event at NASA Headquarters today, Administrator Bill Nelson announced the company will work with Blue Origin to build the next lunar lander. Other companies will also take part, which include Boeing, Draper, SpaceX, and Lockheed Martin.The lunar lander will be apart of the Artemis mission program, which starts at the end of the decade. The lander will be called " Blue Moon ", and will transport astronauts to the moon's surface.The contract between all these companies is priced at around $3.4 billion. According to John Couluris, who works at Blue Origin, they plan to invest "well north" of that money into Blue Moon.When the project is finished, Blue Moon will stand 16 meters tall, and a mass of 16 metric tons. The craft is expected to have a demonstration landing on A...