Jeff Bezos names big next rocket New Glenn

8515614154_3977377975_mJeff Bezos, the Founder, Chair, and CEO of, has announced the name of his latest venture. “The New Glenn” is a rocket-powered vehicle being designed to launch satellites and people into the great unknown from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket was named after John Glenn, the first US American to orbit the big blue planet. If all goes according to plan, the first launch will take place before 2020.