Jeff Bezos Shares Plan For Behemoth Blue Origin Rocket

Amazon and Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled plans today for a massive new rocket family that he says could launch humans and satellites into orbit by the end of the decade.

In what appeared to be a rocket-measuring contest, Bezos shared a diagram on Twitter showing how the rocket, named the New Glenn, towers over competitors. The rocket was shown in two sizes, the 270-foot tall New Glenn 2-stage and the 313-foot tall New Glenn 3-stage.

Both will have reusable boosters.

“Our vision is millions of people living and working in space, and New Glenn is a very important step,” Bezos said in a statement on Monday. “It won’t be the last of course. Up next on our drawing board: New Armstrong. But that’s a story for the future.”

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