22 March 2019
Space News reports that “Blue Origin has studied repurposing upper stages of its future New Glenn launch vehicle to serve as habitats or for other applications as part of a series of NASA-funded commercialization studies.” Blue Origin Vice President of Government Sales and Strategy Brett Alexander “said the company looked at ways it could make use of the second stage of New Glenn rather than simply deorbiting the stage at the end of each launch.” However, Blue Origin does not currently have plans to reuse stages, as the study “was part of a series of study contracts awarded by NASA last August to study future concepts to support commercial human spaceflight in low Earth orbit.” (Image Credit: Blue Origin)
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