Bezos's Blue Origin Invests $200 Million to Launch From Florida

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  • Billionaires are pumping wealth into private space travel
  • Site will manufacture reusable fleet of orbital launchers

Jeff Bezos (R), the founder of Blue Origin and Amazon.com, gestures toward a model of the new BE-4 rocket engine during a press conference with Tory Bruno (L), CEO of United Launch Alliance, at the National Press Club September 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Blue Origin, the private space travel company founded by Jeff Bezos, plans to launch its New Shepard rockets from Cape Canaveral, Florida, as the Internet billionaire builds his dream of tourism outside Earth’s atmosphere.

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