NASA Makes Blue Origin New Glenn Rocket Eligible to Launch Uncrewed Scientific Missions Written 17 December 2020


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The Wall Street Journal reports that NASA said Wednesday that the Blue Origin New Glenn rocket will be eligible to launch uncrewed scientific missions for the agency later this decade. There was no contract award given to Blue Origin, but the announcement marks the first time the company has become eligible to launch science missions for NASA. Blue Origin joins SpaceX and ULA, who have already been cleared to launch scientific missions for the agency.
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