Blue Origin to open new rocket engine facility in Huntsville

Blue Origin is set to open a new rocket engine production facility in Huntsville.

Posted: Feb 17, 2020 5:46 AM
Updated: Feb 17, 2020 12:25 PM

On Monday, Blue Origin is set to open a new rocket engine production facility in Huntsville.

The $200 million facility is set to create 300 new jobs and build massive engines. 

The plant will manufacture Blue Origin's BE-4 engine, which runs on liquefied natural gas. That engine will power two next-generation rocket launch systems: United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan Rocket and Blue Origin’s New Glenn Rocket.

Blue Origin representatives say Huntsville was chosen for its high-tech aerospace workforce. Officials from Blue Origin and local and state leaders are set to be in Huntsville for the ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m.

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