When the first people from planet Earth went into space, it was the thrill of a lifetime. But we didn’t stay there long.
The next time people went into space, they traveled much further – and we got even more excited. But we didn’t stay long there either.
The third time we went into space, we decided to stay a while. But we still didn’t go far from home.
That’s about to change.
Investing in the Future
Companies big and small are starting to invest billions of dollars in the high frontier of space. They’re investing in cheaper and more reliable ways to go there and come back, in technologies to survive in places far from the air, warmth and light of Earth, and in ways to find resources and use them to manufacture what we need and to power our spacecraft. They make these investments so that we can build places to live and work, to make money and make a life in space for millions of people - people whose work will benefit those of still living on Earth with new products and services we can hardly imagine today.
A Future That is Much Closer Than Ever Before
We have been telling stories and making plans about it for more than a century. But now, someone starting a career today can help make it happen, and someone starting school tomorrow could wind up in a job with the best view in the solar system.
It will be hard. The risks are high. The technology is still being put to the test and the business potential is far from certain. But for the first time since people began going into space, the opportunity is within our grasp. Not just to go out and come back to show that we can do it, but to go and build a way of life that reaches as far as the light from our Sun. To make sure that – whatever happens to our beautiful, fragile world – humanity will always have a home in the universe.
Photo Credit: NASA. Image is public domain.
Blue Origin’s vision is a future where millions of people are living and working in space. In order to preserve Earth, our home, for our grandchildren’s grandchildren, we must go to space to tap its unlimited resources and energy. If we can lower the cost of access to space with reusable launch vehicles, we can all enable this dynamic future for humanity. Blue Origin is focused on developing infrastructure for the creation of human spaceflight capabilities. If the company can build a road to space with its reusable launch vehicles and lower the cost of access, Blue Origin can enable a future of growth, building a road so that children can build the future.