Blue Origin

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Blue Origin is an aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company. It designs, develops, and manufactures reusable launch vehicles, propulsion systems, and rocket engines for commercial, civil, national security, and human spaceflight. The company aims to enable humanity to access space to expand, explore, and find new energy and material resources.

HQKent, WA, US
Employee Ratings3.1
Overall CultureC

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2021)3,220(+2%)
Job Openings394
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Blue Origin

Jeffrey Bezos

Jeffrey Bezos

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Susan Knapp

Susan Knapp

Chief Financial Officer
Terry Benedict

Terry Benedict

Chief Operating Officer
Will Longman

Will Longman

Chief Information Security Officer
Bretton Alexander

Bretton Alexander

Vice President, Government Sales
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Blue Origin Office Locations

Blue Origin has offices in Kent, Merritt Island, Arlington, Cape Canaveral and in 3 other locations
Kent, WA, US (HQ)
21218 76th Ave S
Merritt Island, FL, US
8082 Space Commerce Way
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Blue Origin Financials and Metrics

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Blue Origin total Funding

$48.7 m

Blue Origin latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Blue Origin investors

Blue Origin's latest funding round in September 2019 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Blue Origin has raised $48.7 m
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Blue Origin Operating Metrics

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Blue Origin Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Blue Origin Florida, LLC
Blue Origin International, LLC
Blue Origin, LLC
Blue Origin Texas, LLC

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Blue Origin News and Updates

Blue Origin to simulate lunar gravity on suborbital flights for NASA

NASA has signed an agreement with Blue Origin to use that company’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle for flights that will simulate the reduced gravity on the surface of the moon. SpaceNews

Blue Origin Sells NASA Artificial Gravity to Simulate the Moon

Blue Origin Sells NASA Artificial Gravity to Simulate the Moon

Blue Origin will upgrade New Shepard rocket with the ability to simulate lunar gravity

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin will be providing NASA with a valuable scientific tool ahead of the U.S. space agency’s goal of returning to the Moon: The ability to run experiments in simulated lunar gravity much closer to home, in suborbital space. NASA revealed that Blue Origin will be modifying its reus…

North America Advanced Rocket and Missile Propulsion Systems Market Report 2020-2025 Featuring Aerojet Rocketdyne, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Corporation, SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, and Moog

Dublin, Feb. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "North America Advanced Rocket and Missile Propulsion Systems Market: Focus on Propulsion Type, Application, and Component, and Country Analysis - Analysis and Forecast, 2020-2025" report has been added to's offering. North Ameri…

Blue Origin pushes New Glenn orbital rocket’s first flight to Q4 2022

Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin published an updated timeline for the first flight of New Glenn, the orbital rocket it’s building to complement its existing New Shepard suborbital space launch vehicle. The company is now targeting Q4 2022 — a slippage of roughly a year from the prior stated ti…

Blue Origin delays first launch of New Glenn to late 2022

Senior VP Jarrett Jones said the schedule had to be pushed back following the Space Force decision to not select New Glenn as a national security launch provider. SpaceNews
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Blue Origin Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Blue Origin founded?

    Blue Origin was founded in 2000.

  • Who are Blue Origin key executives?

    Blue Origin's key executives are Jeffrey Bezos, Bob Smith and Susan Knapp.

  • How many employees does Blue Origin have?

    Blue Origin has 3,220 employees.

  • Who are Blue Origin competitors?

    Competitors of Blue Origin include Industrial Manufacturing Company, Virgin Galactic and Northrop Grumman.

  • Where is Blue Origin headquarters?

    Blue Origin headquarters is located at 21218 76th Ave S, Kent.

  • Where are Blue Origin offices?

    Blue Origin has offices in Kent, Merritt Island, Arlington, Cape Canaveral and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Blue Origin have?

    Blue Origin has 7 offices.