Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, who is also the founder of space exploration company Blue Origin, will get the International Astronautical Federation Excellence in Industry Award for year 2019. The award is being given to Bezos for Blue Origin's development of New Shepard launch system and BE-3 liquid hydrogen rocket engine. Designed for human spaceflight and operational reusability, New Shepard has made 11 historic flights to space. The award will be given at the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington on October 22.
Published On: Oct 22, 2019