Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos's return trip to space


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Blue Origin started as Jeff Bezos's space tourism company. Amazon's boss wanted to offer people a trip to the edge of space, about 100 kms high - no orbits around the Earth.

Today Blue Origin's rockets return form a mission and land upright, just like those of SpaceX. The company launches missions for NASA, has three different rockets in the works, sells rocket engines and has even announced a Moon lander, Blue Moon. Does the plan to send tourists to space even exist anymore?

We discuss all things Blue Origin with Erik Laan, a Dutch space engineer and space educator.


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