Caltech Space Challenge

Monday March 27, 2017 1:00 PM

Blue Origin: Vehicles and Technologies to Lower the Cost and Increase the Safety of Human Spaceflight

Speaker: A.C. Charania, Blue Origin
Location: Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)

Founded by Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of, Blue Origin is focused on developing vehicles and technologies to lower the cost and increase the safety of human spaceflight. Driven by our company motto, Gradatim Ferociter or "step by step, ferociously," our incremental development process builds upon each success as we develop ground-breaking spaceflight systems. Blue Origin is developing the New Shepard suborbital system to take astronauts into space for space tourism and science purposes, demonstrating a reusable, vertical landing rocket. Our New Glenn family of orbital launch vehicles will carry astronauts and payloads to low-Earth orbit destinations and beyond. Similar to our suborbital vehicle, the first stage booster will separate and land back on Earth. Expendable second and third stages will propel the capsule into orbit, toward scientific research and exploration. At Blue Origin, we envision a future with millions of people living and working in space.

Series: Caltech Space Challenge Series
Contact: Thibaud Talon or Ilana Gat
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Division of Engineering and Applied Science