Bezos Rocket Company – Blue Origin Has 2011 and 2012 Targets

Picture from 2006 tests of a DC-X like rocket

Jeff Bezos, CEO of, has a rocket company called Blue Origin The website for Blue Origin indicates plans for unmanned flights in 2011 and manned flights in 2012.

Flight testing of prototype New Shepard vehicles began in 2006. Blue Origin expects the first opportunities for experiments requiring an accompanying researcher astronaut to be available in 2012. Flight opportunities in 2011 may be available for autonomous or remotely-controlled experiments on an uncrewed flight test.

More pictures of Blue Origin here