Say hello to Jeff Bezos’ newest addition to Blue Origin’s family of rockets: the New Glenn.
Named for John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, the two-stage New Glenn rocket is designed to be Blue Origin’s first orbital-class launcher, expected to bring heavy payloads, such as satellites, and eventually people to orbit from a launch site in Florida.
“We plan to fly New Glenn for the first time before the end of this decade from historic Launch Complex 36 at Cape Canaveral, Florida,” Bezos, the founder of Blue Origin, wrote in a newsletter sent Monday.
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