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Bezos' Blue Origin to Set Up Rocket HQ in Washington State

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:33 am
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The Seattle-based Blue Origin rocket company, bankrolled by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, plans to set up corporate headquarters and primary operations in the city of Kent, Washington next year.

Secretive in their rocket work, Blue Origin is developing a passenger-carrying vertical takeoff and landing rocket.

According to a recent statement from the City of Kent’s mayor, Jim White, Blue Origin will house the rocket firm’s research, design, and manufacturing, assembly, and test operations in the city of 84,000 people, creating a capacity for up to 100 jobs.

Blue Origin executives anticipate that the company’s launch facility in West Texas, combined with its new Kent headquarters, will support the rocket group’s long-term mission, “to enable an enduring human presence in space.”

“We were won over by Kent’s attractive business climate,” said Rob Meyerson, Blue Origin Program Manager, in a press statement issued by the City of Kent. “It is centrally located with easy access to major transportation corridors,” Meyerson stated.

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