Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Bezos’s Blue Origin Invests $200 Million to Launch From Florida

Blue Origin, the private space travel company founded by Jeff Bezos, plans to launch its New Shepard rockets from Cape Canaveral, Florida, as the Internet billionaire builds his dream of tourism outside Earth’s atmosphere.

Blue Origin will invest $200 million in Florida and create 330 jobs as it makes the Sunshine State its base of operations. The site, Complex 36, has been unused since 2005, according to Blue Origin, after sending 145 launches thundering into space during 43 years of service.

“We’re not just launching here, we’re building here,” Bezos said at a media event in Cape Canaveral also attended by Florida Governor Rick Scott. “Our ultimate vision is millions of people living and working in space.”

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bloomberg.com

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