Email signup

Jeff Bezos’ moon mission is landing in Reston

Blue Origin jobs open house flyer (Image via screenshot/Facebook)

Jeff Bezos’ mysterious moon mission is landing in Reston.

The space flight company is opening a facility and office in Reston sometime in the “first half of the year,” reads the website.

Blue Origin is a space flight company founded by one of the world’s richest men, Jeff Bezos. Its mission is to popularize space tourism and colonize the moon with the ultimate grandiose goal of saving the Earth by tapping space’s “unlimited resources.”

Reston will be home to the company’s “engineering Center of Excellence” and will focus on “space architecture, launch vehicle systems analysis, launch vehicle component design and validation, and safety and mission assurance.”

On the website, the company touts Reston as part of the “Dulles Technology Corridor.”

To staff the center, a number of Blue Origin job postings located in Reston have popped up in recent days on the company’s website. As of this writing, there are 89 jobs listed.

The job listings are for assorted highly technical positions, including “Sr Instrumentation & Transducer Development Engineer,” “Intermediate Avionics Software Platform Engineer,” and “Cryogenic Fluids Engineer.”

“This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight,” reads many of the job descriptions. “Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.”

Blue Origin also hosted a jobs open house this week at the Westin on Sunrise Valley Drive.

While the company is hiring for the Reston facility, it’s not immediately known where that office might be located.

A map on the company’s website lists Washington D.C. as a location, but not specifically Reston.

FFXnow has reached out to the Washington State-based Blue Origin via email and phone for more information about the facility, but so far those messages have gone unanswered.

Last month, Blue Origin also announced it was expanding operations to Phoenix and Denver.

The company has made news recently by saying it’s looking to increase the number of people the company flies to space in 2022. To do this, Blue Origin will need to build more rockets.

Reston has become a hotspot for tech companies in recent years. Last year, one of the government’s largest military contractors CACI moved its headquarters near the Reston Town Center Metro station.

Recent Stories

Good Thursday evening! Today we published 8 articles that were read a total of 9238 times on FFXnow alone, so far. 📈 Top stories The following are the most-read articles…

This past week saw 145 homes sold in Fairfax County. The least expensive condo, single-family home or townhouse sale over the past seven days was $152,500 while the most expensive…

The Fairfax Board of Supervisors recently got a preview of what future transit connections between Tysons and Maryland could look like. At a transportation committee meeting on Tuesday (Jan. 31),…

Getting court time at Glyndon Park in Vienna may be tougher going forward for pickleball players. In the hopes of alleviating noise complaints from nearby residents, the Vienna Town Council…

Need help dealing with anxiety, depression or stress?

If you’re struggling to cope with anxiety, depression or stress, our virtual psychotherapy services can help. We offer a confidential and convenient service that’s tailored to your needs.

In our practice, cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT) is an important tool we use to provide effective relief for those facing anxiety and depression. We believe that cognitive change can be used to improve behaviors and emotions, thus allowing you to achieve mental wellness. By understanding the cognitive distortions that lead to negative thought patterns, we are able to create interventions tailored to each of our clients. This empowering approach can help you gain control of how your own thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors impact your experience. With CBT, our service provides an effective treatment that can bring long-term change and mental stability.

Book a free consultation today and see how we can help you live a happier and healthier life.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.


Subscribe to our mailing list