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Blue Origin to Build a Commercial Space Station Called Orbital Reef

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has announced an ambitious plan to operate its own commercial space station called Orbital Reef sometime after 2024.

“Designed to open multiple new markets in space, Orbital Reef will provide anyone with the opportunity to establish their own address on orbit,” the company announced on Monday. Blue Origin describes the station as a “mixed used business park” in space. Orbital Reef will reside in a low Earth orbit at 310 miles, and function as a hub for research, commerce, tourism and logistics, where spaceships can also come and go.

Jeff Bezos’s company is partnering with Sierra Space and Boeing to build the space station, which is meant to be an orbiting business park.

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