Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company set up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos with its headquarters in Kent, Washington. The company is developing technologies to enable private human access to space with the goal to dramatically lower costs and increase reliability. Blue Origin currently launches its New Shepard sub-orbital vehicle from its West Texas launch site, they are currently constructing a launch pad for their orbital vehicle New Glenn at Cape Canaveral LC-36.
Blue Origin will host a pre-launch mission briefing live from Launch Site One in West Texas. Blue Origin will share details about their first crewed suborbital flight, including updates on vehicle readiness, flight and safety preparedness, and astronaut training.
On July 20th, New Shepard will fly its first astronaut crew to space. Blue Origin is offering one seat on this first flight to the winning bidder of an online auction. The winning bid amount will be donated to Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future, to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and help invent the future of life in space.