Saturday, December 4, 2021
74.7 F
Fort Worth

Amazon founder’s space company to build, launch rockets in Florida

🕐 1 min read

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is shipping his space business to Florida.

At a news conference Tuesday, Bezos announced that his Blue Origin space company will build rockets and launch them into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base.

He plans to send up science payloads and people — including space tourists and even himself. Bezos says he wants to ride one of his own spacecraft into orbit one day.

He expects the first rocket launch from Florida by the end of the decade.

Blue Origin is already testing its suborbital rockets from a remote part of Texas. The first test flight was in April.

The private company will be taking over a Florida launch complex that was last used in 2005. Blue Origin is based in Kent, Washington.

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Fort Worth Business Press Logo
This advertisement will close in
00
Months
00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes
00
Seconds
seconds..
Click here to continue to Fort Worth Business Press

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate